Snowdonia is the fourth largest National Park within the UK family and it is legally required to fulfil two statutory purposes:

  • To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area.
  • To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the National Park by the public.

We also have a duty to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities within the Park.

Interest in and the variety of charitable, recreational and organised challenge event activities has grown in recent years and there are a great number of organisations and charities making full use of the great outdoors in Snowdonia – particularly on yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

This document will offer event organisers practical advice on how to undertake these activities in a safe, responsible, sustainable and efficient manner and which are not detrimental to National Park purposes and to ensure that those special qualities are maintained.

Organised Competitive and Charitable Events Guidance (PDF)

Register your event

In 2021 the Snowdonia National Park Authority developed a pilot event registration scheme.

Following this, we launched an online system for event registration.

This information will enable us to encourage event organisers to consider spreading their activities, especially on Y Wyddfa (Snowdon) across the season. This will also be an opportunity for us to share the right messaging in advance to those organisers particularly on mountain safety, sustainable transport and waste and litter control.

Links are available here: Organised Events Form

For more information on organising an event in Snowdonia please contact Peter Rutherford on 01766 772258 or