Nature conservationists are inviting the public to help shape the future of the Great Orme.

Residents and visitors are invited to a community drop in day at the Great Orme Country Park Visitor Centre on Wednesday October 30 to meet the teams who are looking after this special landscape.

At the heart of wildlife conservation on the town’s famous beauty spot is Parc Farm, owned by the National Trust. The Trust is working with Conwy County Borough Council countryside unit, nature charity Plantlife and others to develop a long term vision for the farm and the wider Orme headland, which is of international botanical importance.

William Greenwood, the National Trust’s manager for Parc Farm, says: “Come and find out what we’re all doing and tell us what future you’d like to see for this unique place.”

The Great Orme juts into the Irish Sea and has spectacular views of the coastline, making it a popular attraction for tourists to the North Wales seaside town. It is also habitat for rare wildlife, and in need of some special care.

For centuries shepherds tended flocks of hardy native sheep across the Great Orme. This age old way of life, combined with the Orme’s limestone geology and windswept climate, created a unique home for wildlife including birds, butterflies and plants. With the help of a farmer using traditional close shepherding practices, the Trust is hoping to restore this rare wildlife habitat for the future.

William Greenwood says: “We’ve achieved a huge amount since we bought Parc Farm back in 2015. For the first time in many years, traditional close shepherding of hardy sheep has been reintroduced, we’re restoring walls and paths and we’ve provided public access with a new farm trail.

“Now we’ve got the basics in place, we want to put together an ambitious long-term plan for the farm which has great educational potential. We want it to be a shared space where the people can come to learn about how sustainable farming can benefit the environment and people. We’re also interested in how everyone can use this place for mental and physical wellbeing.”

The drop-in day will be held at the Great Orme Country Park Visitor Centre on Wednesday October 30, between 11am and 4pm, and refreshments will be available. Anyone who can’t make the day is invited to share their ideas on an online questionnaire: