The meeting is the culmination of the consultation on Snowdon. Photo: Snowdonia National Park Authority

The meeting is the culmination of the consultation on Snowdon. Photo: Snowdonia National Park Authority

A consultation on the future management of Wales’s highest mountain reaches its conclusion next week with a conference in Llanberis.

Questions raised so far include the possibility of banning dogs from Snowdon, investing more in maintaining its footpaths and charging companies for organised events on the peak.

More than 80 people are due to gather for the fully booked gathering at the Victoria Hotel in Llanberis on Monday to discuss and express opinions on Snowdon’s management.

The conference follows a series of consultation meetings held in recent weeks for residents, local businesses and users of the mountain.

The Snowdonia Partnership, which has organised the consultation, said: “Discussions so far have shown the strength of people’s views about the importance of protecting the interests of Wales’s most iconic mountain and the seminar on Monday night at Llanberis is an opportunity to agree on the best way forward.”

Other topics raised during the meetings have included increasing the use of Welsh names on the mountain and reducing the amount of litter.

Representatives of the Snowdon Partnership will be leading and participating in the seminar.

These include Snowdonia National Park Authority, the National Trust, Snowdonia Society, Gwynedd and Conwy Councils, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Natural Resources Wales, the Northern Local Access Forum and Snowdonia Active as well as farming unions and local mountain rescue teams.

The partnership said: “These are all organisations that on a day to day basis are actively involved in some way in the management of the mountain, be it footpath repairs and maintenance, volunteer work, promoting tourism, sheep and cattle farming, conservation work or rescues.”

More details are on the Snowdon Partnership website.

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