Sunshine at Last

The rain has finally stopped and we’ve seen some new (and old) faces come through the door of our Visitor Centre this week. It’s certainly nice to be back! Plagued by heavy rain and floods at the beginning of the week, it didn’t make our work of preparing the site for opening very easy. However, our wonderful volunteers persevered through rain and hail to make sure our doors were open at 10 am Monday morning. Now, if only an osprey would return too…

In preparation for our opening, some of our volunteers took part in AED training with Tomos Hughes of Achub Calon y Dyffryn. We took the decision to install an AED (Defibrillator) at the Visitor Centre and we are grateful to the three organisations who financially supported us to enable this:
First Hydro, Ymddiriedolaeth Rebecca Trust and Porthmadog Town Council.
Here are some of our volunteers on a training day with Tomos last week.

We’ve already started to announce some of the events we have planned for the season on our Facebook page and our full programme should be up shortly. One event we’re very excited about is this year’s Gŵyl y Gweilch. A fun bank holiday weekend full of nature activities (for big and small), art and craft stalls, food and drinks, guided bird walks and more! If you haven’t already, put the date in your diary now!

We’ve finally had some sunshine in the Glaslyn Valley this weekend. Here is a photo from yesterday looking out over the river towards Cnicht as the Welsh Highland Railway passes by our Visitor Centre. How lucky are we to see this every day? (When it isn’t raining, that is!)

Would you like to walk Cnicht in aid of BGGW? As part of our Gŵyl y Gweilch weekend, we have a guided mountain walk up Cnicht on March 26th. For more information or to book, click here.

Of course, we’re a little disappointed not to have seen an osprey in the Glaslyn valley yet, but that does mean there is still time to enter our giveaway competition on Facebook! If you think you can guess when the first osprey will land on the nest, click here. 

It is currently warm and sunny, dare we hope an osprey will touch down today?

You can be sure we will share the news of any sightings, as soon as we’ve stopped jumping and clapping at the VC!

Live Stream
We apologise for the problems that you are currently experiencing with our live stream. We took the decision to move our live stream over to YouTube this year, as other osprey projects have been using it successfully. We had hoped to be able to test the system thoroughly before we opened the Visitor Centre, but we were unable to do so due to the loss of our internet link caused by water ingress in a cable. We were only able to resolve this problem a few days before the Visitor Centre opened. Unfortunately, it looks as though the instability of our power supply at the Protection Site is causing problems with the URL links to the YouTube live stream. We are working hard to resolve these issues as soon as possible, so please bear with us while we work through them.

Until we are able to solve the problem on our website, please use the following link and select the video that says LIVE NOW.

YouTube Live Stream