After months of Covid-19 travel restrictions limiting the number of visitors and certain areas being closed off Snowdonia National Park has had chance to rest and recover.
As from Monday the national park is fully open again. Visitors are able and welcome to visit north Wales and the national park!
Walkers everywhere will be breathing a sigh of relief that their beloved Snowdonia is once again accessible and planning their trips to make up for lost time in 2020.
On social media you may have seen the posts from people desperate to visit the area again and over the next few months they will come… potentially in their hundreds of thousands…
Be Safe, Tread Lightly, Be Kind
For the last couple of weeks we have been contemplating this moment and considering our position as a local provider of outdoor challenges and adventures which runs a number of charity events and guided walks on Snowdon for hundreds of people each year.
We have been listening to the thoughts and concerns of the local community, the national park and the Welsh government while taking into consideration our business, our customers and our amazing leaders, Team Breese. Not to mention the amazing charities we work with who have suffered a devastating loss of fundraising income this year.
We are really fortunate that as a small, family business we can change and adapt to current situations as they feel right and fit with our business and personal values.
We have made the decision that we won’t be running any more Snowdon events during 2020.
At the moment, all things considered, it just doesn’t feel right for us to be be taking 100’s of people on Snowdon and adding to the pressure that the mountain and its surrounding areas and community are going to be experiencing while, (understandably!) everyone is desperate to get outside and back to the national park.We have always tried to be considerate by keeping our charity group numbers on Snowdon down and providing events such as Snowdonia Challenge which takes walkers away from Snowdon and introduces you to some of the most beautiful and less visited areas of the national park.
Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) isn’t going anywhere, and we very much look forward to sharing it again with all of our brilliant charities and their amazing supporters from 2021.
But for now we will be exploring other areas…
Eryri (Snowdonia) boasts a diverse landscape of mountains, forests and rivers that we at Breese Adventures want to help you explore.
It doesn’t have to be all about the highest peaks or the more popular routes. We want to show you something different, a new normal in terms of where we would like to take you.
That is why we have created Authentic Snowdonia, a brand that will take you to these more tranquil areas of the National Park, showcasing the very best of what’s on offer but you maybe never knew about.
We have created 6 new walks (for now) which will cater from families doing a half day walk on Crimpiau, to walkers looking for a tougher challenge such as the Carneddau circular.
In line with Snowdonia National Park new campaign we want you and us to #BeSafe, #TreadLightly and above all else #BeKind to this wonderful and sensitive National Park and we want to help you to learn how.
Authentic Snowdonia lets us do that by diversifying away from the busy footpaths of Snowdon and immersing ourselves in other areas.
You can find our current range of Authentic Snowdonia walks, these will be expanded over the next few months as we tread carefully out of these difficult times.
Diolch yn Fawr
Tracey & Stu