TWO iconic Anglesey and Snowdonia landscapes will benefit from nearly £3m of National Lottery funding.

The Carneddau Landscape Partnership Scheme, organised by the Snowdonia National Park Authority, will receive nearly £1.8 million. Ynys Cybi: Our Island Gem Landscape Partnership Scheme, led by the Isle of Anglesey County Council, will receive over one million.

The rocky island of Ynys Cybi, on Anglesey, and the Carneddau uplands of northern Snowdonia will gain from conservation, protection of wildlife and historic features, including ancient settlements, buildings, dry stone walls, native woodlands and peat.

The projects will see a series of community education activities from outdoor classrooms to Citizen Science projects, to recording place names and people’s memories of living and working in the area. Footpaths and walking trails will also be improved.

Jonathan Cawley, director of planning and land management at Snowdonia National Park Authority said: “The conservation of some of Wales’s most recognisable landscapes is crucial in ensuring their long term survival."

Anglesey council's Dylan J. Williams, head of regulation and economic development added: “Our proposal for Ynys Cybi will involve conserving its rich and diverse local heritage, but also managing and promoting its role in shaping and supporting local community well-being and economic regeneration."

Other Wales-wide projects to benefit include protecting wildlife, safeguarding broadcast history and saving historic buildings.