The path at Bryn Tyrch Uchaf before the work

The path at Bryn Tyrch Uchaf before the work

A boggy Snowdonia path has been transformed after four months of work by national park workers.

The route above Bryn Tyrch Uchaf in Capel Curig was a muddy morass deteriorating and the popular route had turned into an eyesore.

Snowdonia National Park Authority said: “The path, an important link in the network of paths in the area, also forms part of the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Leisure Network in Capel Curig.

“In early September, work began on repairing the path.

“Thirty tons of stone and 180 tons of gravel were used in laying the path; new ditches were opened to control water and landscaping work was undertaken to ensure that the path was less of an eyesore.”

Authority projects officer, Hywel Jones added: “The work that the estate workers have achieved here is admirable for several reasons.

“Because of its remote location, it has been a difficult and challenging process to get the material to the site. Also, the workers had to work in gruelling circumstances given that this particular area tends to receive a lot of rain and the ground was very wet.

The path after the remedial work

The path after the remedial work

“However, after all their hard work, we have a worthwhile path. The authority is extremely grateful to Mr Gwilym Jones and Mr and Mrs Minns for their cooperation and understanding in facilitating the work.”

The work was part of the many kilometres of paths the authority’s estate workers repair every year within the Snowdonia national park boundaries.

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