The Wardens department is a part of Corporate Services. The department has various responsibilities that often involve working outdoors across the National Park.


Departmental responsibilities
  • Maintaining the diverse landscapes and habitats of the National Park
  • Collaborating with farmers and landowners on issues such as conservation and visitor management
  • Creating and maintaining a series of paths across the National Park
  • Dealing with public access issues within the National Park
  • Strengthening the relationship between visitors to the park and its local communities
The department's work

The Warden and Access department work on the frontline of protecting Eryri.

Promoted Paths
Over 50 paths have been created by the National Park Authority wardens, including upland, forest and coastal routes.
Public Footpaths and Open Access Land
Working with county councils to maintain public footpaths within the National Park as well as access to open land.
Llyn Tegid
Supervising Wales' largest natural lake, Llyn Tegid, a popular lake with paddleboarders, canoeists, swimmers and anglers.
Dee River Hatchery
Establishing a brown trout hatchery as part of the LIFE Dee River project, which aims to restore the river and its environment to its natural state.
Looking after Eryri
The Wardens department maintains miles and miles of paths throughout the National Park, ensuring Eryri is an accessible area for visitors and residents.