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Carl Sargenat AM, Minister for Natural Resources

First published:
10 July 2015
Last updated:

This was published under the 2011 to 2016 administration of the Welsh Government

I am pleased to announce today the start of a consultation on improving opportunities to access the outdoors for recreation.

Access to the outdoors for recreation is a key part of our natural resources policy. By giving people the chance to experience parks, woodlands, mountains and the coast through a range of activities outdoor recreation makes a valuable contribution to reaching the ambitious long term goals of a prosperous; resilient; healthier; more equal Wales; with cohesive communities; and a vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language. 

We are seeking views on ways to reduce the costs and burdens associated with administering public paths and wider access; how we could better meet current and future recreational needs; and ways to tackle some of the practical difficulties of improving opportunities for all, not just for those who can afford to travel or those who are already enthusiasts about one or more activity. We want more people to get involved.