The Snowdonia Society

The Snowdonia Society is a charity which celebrates, enhances and protects the heritage and wildlife of Snowdonia. It works with local communities and businesses to help develop thriving, sustainable communities. It also undertakes conservation and enhancement work in the national park, monitors planning policies and promotes access and enjoyment for all in the area.

The Ugly House tearoom with honeybee centre, between Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig, is owned by the Society, and the surrounding garden and woodland are cared for by volunteers.

Society members receive a magazine, a programme of guided walks and events, discounts at local shops, hotels and attractions, and can take part in conservation activities.

Website of the Snowdonia Society

HiPoints collection:

The Ugly House - possibly got its name from English people mispronouncing Welsh!
Plas y Dduallt - 16th-century house restored 1960s by retired colonel who relied on private train and aerial hoist
Former rail inspector's house - the last tenants collected moss for English orchid growers
Wolf sculpture - made of living willow in the vicinity where it's thought Wales' last wild wolf was killed