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It was all things go at YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant recently, with 20 students from local Bangor University lending a helping hand at this iconic youth hostel. Plenty of brambles got bashed, skips were filled, seeds were sown, and pathways were cleared. Overall, a very productive week.

The volunteers worked wonders on clearing the surrounding area including the story circle, ready for new stories to be told and heart-warming memories to be made by groups and families alike.  

The volunteers were incredibly lucky with the weather, not a single drop of rain! This meant morning yoga, lunchtime sunbathing and night-time BBQs could be enjoyed throughout the week.  

The flower beds have been replaced and re-planted with snap dragons. Wild flower seeds were also scattered in order to attract beautiful butterflies and bees, but hopefully no wasps! 

The student volunteers have done a fantastic job to improve the outdoor areas surrounding the hostel, and hopefully they will be back next year to continue their brilliant efforts.  

The beauty of our properties rarely come from the buildings alone. And YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant is the perfect example of this. Its location in the Snowdonia National Park is just breath-taking. We need your help to save Bryn, so more young people can have the same opportunity that these students have had to give back to this incredible hostel and build skills for them to use later on in life. Find out how you can help to make this happen here.

Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for livemore.yha.org.uk and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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