Snowdonia: Visitors to Eryri National Park warned about parking over Easter bank holiday | UK News

Visitors to Wales’s largest national park have been urged not to park on double yellow lines ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Snowdonia covers 823 square miles and has a population of more than 26,000 people in north west Wales.

Nearly four million people visit the park every year, but visitors have been warned to do so responsibly.

Eryri National Park have introduced park and ride services to try and control parking along the A5 in the Ogwen valley.

Double yellow lines have also been added along both sides of the road.

Traffic Wales shared pictures of the road on the first weekend of the Easter holidays as cars parked on the recently-painted lines.

The Welsh government’s traffic information service is reminding people that double yellow lines apply to the road, pavement and verge.

It says parking enforcement will be taking place during the Easter weekend and that responsible parking will make busy roads safer.

Since 1 April, an electric bus service runs eight times a day from Bethesda to Ogwen as authorities hope to reduce the number of cars on the road.

Angela Jones, the park’s partnerships manager said she hoped the measures would “encourage more people to visit the area responsibly and enjoy all it has to offer”.

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David Cooil is the head of North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent which manages the roads in the regions.

He said the agency had been “working closely with partners to address irresponsible parking at Ogwen”.

“We hope that these latest measures, together with last year’s parking improvements, will ensure that everyone can enjoy this beauty spot safely,” he added.

“We encourage those travelling in the area to plan ahead and to park responsibly.”