/ John Muir Trust aiming to buy chunk of Snowdonia

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Coel Hellier - on 09 Oct 2013
The John Muir Trust are appealing for funds to buy 250 acres of Snowdonia (which would be their first holding in Wales, to add to their lands in Scotland).

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/john-muir-trust-announce-exciting-bid-for-Welsh-land

"Carreg y Saeth Isaf (meaning lower rock of the arrow) is an area of native woodland, heath and bog set deep in one of Snowdonia National Park’s wildest upland areas, the Rhinogydd. The 105-hectare property stands at the entrance to Cwm Bychan, at the head of the Artro valley. The site’s high wildlife value is recognised by the number of environmental designations, and is home to greatly diverse birdlife such as redstarts, black grouse, peregrine and pied flycatchers."

If you're interested in donating see http://www.jmt.org/wales.asp
drolex - on 09 Oct 2013
In reply to Coel Hellier: Not that I have anything against the JMT, but why is it not a Welsh trust bidding for that (which? no idea), instead of a Scottish one? Considering the possibility that Scotland could gain independence in the years to come, what would the implications be for this property? Maybe no consequence at all but I'd like to be enlighted.
Coel Hellier - on 09 Oct 2013
In reply to drolex:

While the JMT started off in Scotland they nowadays operate in England and Wales also (e.g. they operate the "John Muir" award across the UK).

> Considering the possibility that Scotland could gain independence in the years to come, what
> would the implications be for this property?

None at all, considering that the JMT are an independent charity.
drolex - on 09 Oct 2013
In reply to Coel Hellier: All good then, thanks for the explanation.
In reply to drolex: They're based in Scotland but the JMT operate across the UK. They hope a base on the ground will help them expand their activities in Wales. More on UKH: http://www.ukhillwalking.com/news/item.php?id=68381
The Pylon King on 09 Oct 2013
In reply to Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com:

Great pic ;)
In reply to The Pylon King: Sure is; thanks again for that

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