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Rubbish Paddle, Swim and Walk 25/04/2013

Llyn Padarn is an important part of Llanberis' sense of place and is hugely popular with the local community and visitors. A clean-up event on Sunday May 5th will give people the chance to show their appreciation of this fantastic natural resource by mixing some healthy exercise with collecting any rubbish that has accumulated in and around Llyn Padarn.    

Local activity provider, Surf-Lines, based by the lake has joined forces with Loving Our Lake and the North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter Group to offer the chance of a free paddle or supported swim in return for some litter-collecting. If being on or in the lake isn't to your taste then you can still show your love for the lake by going on a 'Rubbish Walk'.

If you'd like to take part in the 'Rubbish Paddle' or 'Rubbish Swim' starting at 11.00 a.m. then you need to register by using Surf-Lines' on-line booking form and selecting 'special tours'. Litter-pickers, gloves and rubbish sacks will be provided.

Two-weeks after the 'clean-up', the Snowdonia Slateman triathlon, will be taking place. This event, with Llyn Padarn and its surrounds centre-stage, is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the area to the many visitors it attracts among the thousand competitors taking part, plus their supporters, in the televised race.

Not only is Llyn Padarn an iconic feature of the Llanberis Valley it is of national importance and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) primarily for the floating water-plantain plant, Arctic Charr and the exposed Cambrian Rocks. Llyn Padarn's habitats are also important for bats, otters and wildfowl.

Spring cleaning is definitely in the air during the month of May and the Snowdonia Society will be having a small-scale clean-up at Snowdon's summit.

Topic: Rubbish Swimming, Rubbish Paddle, Rubbish Walk, Surf-Lines, Loving Our Lake, North wales Environmental Outdoor Charter, Llyn Padarn.

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