Paths for People

Welsh Manifesto - Walking Our Way to Recovery

The 2021 Senedd elections are an opportunity for walkers to get their voices heard by political parties in Wales.

As a result of the COVID restrictions, many people are discovering a new appreciation of the paths and green spaces on their doorsteps, of the benefits walking brings to their health and wellbeing, and of the enjoyment of to be had by being close to nature.   

We have set out a manifesto which calls on the next Welsh government to put walking at the heart of communities and at the centre of the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. 

We would like to see a Wales where:

  • Walking is at the heart of communities
  • Good quality paths and routes connect us to our friends and family, to nature, and our local heritage
  • Green spaces that make our communities a healthy, attractive place to live, work, and volunteer
  • More people improve their health and wellbeing by walking
  • Walking routes are available for local people and visitors to enjoy
  • People have a better understanding how to protect and respect the places we walk

You can download the manifesto here

We believe Wales should take this opportunity to invest in and improve people’s access to green spaces, nature and walking routes, and harness the positive experiences they bring. 

As the Senedd elections approach we will be encouraging everyone who loves walking to get in touch with their local candidates to ask them to put Wales on the route to recovery through walking.    

If you would like to be kept informed of how you can influence Senedd candidates in the run up to the May 2021 election, please let us know.