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Help for Wales’ countryside following boost in tourism

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today (Wednesday, May 25 2022) announced £26m to limit the carbon footprint of tourism in Wales, boost biodiversity and improve access to the countryside so all can enjoy its beauty.

The Minister made the announcement as she opened an electric vehicle (EV) network in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – it is believed to be the most extensive network in any UK national park with 74 charging points.
The Minister explained that the funding would be used to help make tourism more sustainable and Wales’ countryside more resilient following the growth of staycations during the pandemic. 

Some of the ways in which it will be used include:

  • making improvements to transport and tourism facilities, particularly around visitor hotspots
  • improving footpath networks with a particular focus on disability access
  • funding projects that will improve Wales’ National Parks so they can better store carbon and provide better protection for wildlife

For further information visit Help for Wales’ countryside following boost in tourism | GOV.WALES