The serene upland farm of Llyndy Isaf, on the shores of Llyn Dinas, is unique in Snowdonia, untouched by intensive farming and home to threatened wildlife of international importance. Sitting within the Nant Gwynant pass, offering 600 acres of extraordinary and peaceful haven for people to get close to nature – and enjoy quiet pursuits such as hiking, kayaking and sailing.
Upon the retirement of the current owner, the National Trust, with the generous support of the public, aims to acquire this land. If successful, protecting it from the commercial market, and the impending development that would follow. The tranquil atmosphere could easily be shattered.
This portrait of the area captures that tranquility.
A film for The National Trust
Pete Dungey (petedungey.com), Joe Spiteri (joespiteri.co.uk)
Reading extracts from:
‘Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales’ - Thomas Roscoe, 1836
‘On the Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature’ - Charles Bucke, 1823
Richard Neale, The National Trust
Kenneth Owens, Llyndy Isaf