From 1930 to 1952, when a huge area of the Pembrokeshire Coast became the first designated National Park in Wales, CPRW campaigned tirelessly for the creation of National Parks in Wales.
Thanks to the dedication of CPRW members, today there are 15 National Parks in the UK including three in Wales. 400,000 people walk up Snowdon every year and National Parks cover 20% of the country. These wonderful spaces provide a chance for ordinary people to enjoy hiking, running, wild swimming and wildlife-spotting in the clear blue air.
Today our work to protect these special places and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty continues. We are founding members of the Alliance for Welsh Designated Landscapes (formerly the Alliance for National Parks Cymru), and are represented on a number of AONB Partnerships.
National Parks are incredible spaces for everyone to enjoy the glory of Wales’ countryside. We must protect them for another 70 years and beyond.