The National Trust will be able to buy a patch of unspoiled land in Snowdonia after succeeding in its appeal to raise £1 million.
Llyndy Isaf Fram, a 600-acre estate on the shores of Lyn Dinas near Beddgelert, will now be bought by the Trust after a successful campaign and ensure the land - which has been untouched by intensive farming - is preserved.
Those who like to go walking
in Snowdonia may be pleased to discover that the site is set to be preserved, with the charity noting it is home to several species on the international at-risk list, such as kingfishers, otters and the chough.
Llyn Dinas lies to the south-west of Snowdon and walkers enjoying the scenery of this side of the mountain may wish to use thermal base layers
if they plan to climb it this winter, with the Watkin Path offering a popular route from the vicinity.