Ein Cae'r Ddôl / Our Cae'r Ddôl

Cyfeillion Cae'r Ddôl / Friends of Cae'r Ddôl

Our Cae'r Ddôl will nurture community stewardship of a patch of grazing land (Cae'r Ddôl) adjacent to Llyn Padarn, Llanberis. Cae'r Ddôl will blossom into a native wildflower meadow for both visitors and locals to enjoy.

Visitor Information

Llanberis
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 4UR

Cae'r Ddôl will blossom into a native wildflower meadow where visitors and locals can contemplate & relax surrounded by flowers, learn about & nurture the plants beneath their feet through art, science & social events.

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Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Find out more on Facebook/llynpadarn and Twitter: @llynpadarn

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Photos of the site

Hidden potential!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Drainage issues

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Site meeting with Gwynedd Council

Monday, April 18, 2016

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Watch this space!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Himalayan balsam seedlings

Monday, April 18, 2016

A young botanist in the making!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Eco survey training with OPAL

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Storytelling in Cae'r Ddôl

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lovely view for late September!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Local children learn about meadow

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Photographing Cae'r Ddôl

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bat Walk

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Another fantastic bat walk!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

19 children enjoy drawing flowers

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Children's photos go live!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Raking the meadow

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Meadow picnic

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Robbie & Merlin cooking up a plan

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sowing for our phone box meadow!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Preparation for meadow phone box

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Artists at work!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Germination!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rightly proud of their hard work!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Phone box gets its flowery hat!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

World Meadow Day Walk

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Our phone box is blooming lovely!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Phone Box in full glory

Monday, August 7, 2017

Art created by young participants

Monday, August 7, 2017

What we've been up to

What we did Date How many people took part Who was there
Grow Wild and Forest Research met with Participants to evaluate the Project. There was a great turn out and so much positivity. 07/08/2017 - 18:15 20 Mixed ages
County Recorder for Gwynedd, Wendy McCarthy, joined us in Cae'r Ddôl to share her botanical knowledge on World Meadows Day. 01/07/2017 - 15:30 6 Mixed ages
Local children have painted boards & grown wild flowers from seed to decorate a Llanberis phone box, spreading their love for Cae'r Ddôl. 27/06/2017 - 18:30 19 Mixed ages
Our artists added the finishing flourishes to the display boards for the blossoming phone box. We think they are fabulously flowery! 13/06/2017 - 18:00 17 Mixed ages
Local children got together with artists to illustrate the boards for our blooming phone box 06/06/2017 - 18:00 14 Mixed ages
Local children learnt about & sowed Grow Wild seeds with botanist, Robbie Blackhall-Miles. The flowers will be planted on a phone box roof! 16/05/2017 - 18:00 14 Mixed mainly families
Site meeting to plan our flowery phone box. Local children will sow Grow Wild seeds to decorate the community box & paint the windows. 08/05/2017 - 19:00 3 Mixed ages
The Friends of Cae'r Ddôl held their first AGM and had an exciting meeting planning the events we will run with this year's Grow Wild grant! 22/02/2017 - 16:45 4 Mixed ages
Fantastic autumn weather as local volunteers raked the cut grass for removal from the meadow, and were rewarded with a tasty picnic. 22/10/2016 - 10:00 25 Mixed ages
Local children met to look at their photos of the meadow & to choose which images should go on the website, finished eve drawing flowers. 11/10/2016 - 18:00 19 Mixed mainly families
19 children met in Caffi Sam to talk about meadow flowers with botanist, Robbie Blackhall-Miles, & learn the art of botanical illustration. 04/10/2016 - 18:00 19 Mixed mainly families
Great weather for our 2nd bat walk, with bat expert, Sam Dyer. So many amazing facts learnt about the bats which feed above Cae'r Ddôl! 08/10/2016 - 18:00 21 Mixed ages
Local people meet for a bat walk with Gwynedd Council Biodiversity Officer, Emily Milleur 28/09/2016 - 19:00 17 Mixed ages
Local children meet to learn about the flowers of Cae'r Ddôl & how to photograph them: they are now ready to start their Cae'r Ddôl project! 27/09/2016 - 18:00 30 Mixed ages
Local storyteller, Gwyn Edwards, enthralled local residents & visitors with tales, whilst sat among the long grass & flowers of Cae'r Ddôl. 23/07/2016 - 14:00 20 Mixed mainly families
Bob Griffiths from OPAL provided an afternoon training session to enable us to run ecological survey events in Cae'r Ddôl in the future. 14/07/2016 - 13:15 3 Mixed ages
Today we launched 'Our Cae'r Ddôl' with our press release, see http://www.loving-our-lake.org 10/06/2016 - 17:15 1 Mixed ages
Planning our programme of events for summer 2016, botanical surveys, storytelling, picnics, flower walks/talks....lots of ideas! 03/05/2016 - 18:00 4 Mixed ages
Friends of Cae'r Ddôl (Cyfeillion Cae'r Ddôl) met on site with Gwynedd Council to discuss our plans. 18/04/2016 - 17:00 5 Mixed ages