The Welsh Government has published the long awaited Green paper on improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation. Originally due in February 2014, the paper is seeking views about what needs to change to encourage more people to use the outdoors. This includes suggestions around removing some restrictions on access land and footpaths, potentially opening them up to cyclists and horse riders.
Ramblers Cymru will be taking a keen interest in the debates this will generate, and will be developing a strong response that stresses the importance of protecting our path network while building the vibrant walking culture we want to see in Wales.
Ramblers Cymru urges everyone with an interest in walking in Wales to take a look at the Green paper and share their views with Welsh Government. The consultation runs until 2nd October and can be found on the Welsh Government website.