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13 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 27 December 2013

This time last year farmer's daughter Caryl Hughes was working 40 hours a week in a hotel. Twelve months on and at the age of just 23, she's now running one of Wales most iconic farms. Llyndy Isaf is a 615 acre chunk of Snowdonia, just below the slopes of Snowdon. It's said to be where the victorious red Welsh dragon slew the white English one. It was bought by the National Trust after a celebrity-led public appeal in 2012 and now the Trust is offering year long scholarships to Welsh young farmers to give them valuable experience of farm management.

Caryl is the first recipient of the Llyndy Isaf scholarship and it's down to her to buy the livestock and set the foundations for the way this land will be farmed for generations to come. Caz Graham went to see how she's getting on.

Produced and presenter by Caz Graham.

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