- March 21, 2014
- Posted by: David Rees AM
- Category: Latest News
On Thursday 6th March David Rees AM joined Ramblers Cymru at the launch of the ‘Wales for Walking’ campaign, which aims to make Wales the best walking country in the world and involved people walking all over the largest map of Wales ever produced.
The campaign seeks to connect Welsh communities to their local landscapes by increasing the places people can walk, giving people the chance to enjoy the countryside around them, to learn about their local surroundings and to make more journeys on foot. All this whilst offering visitors the chance to share in the secret of Wales’ breath taking scenery.
The Welsh Government has already started the debate on expanding the places people can walk, visit and enjoy in Wales and are expected to produce a report on the topic later this month. Ramblers Cymru wants the Welsh Government to use this fantastic opportunity to connect Wales’ communities together, making local landscapes a source of national pride. By joining up communities, unveiling new places to discover and continuing to maintain the world class network of paths, Wales could become the best walking country in the world.
Angela Charlton, director of Ramblers Cymru, said: “We’d like to thank David Rees for coming along to the launch event and supporting the campaign. We really want to see the Welsh countryside unveiled for local communities; connecting them to one another, as well as to their own history and heritage. We know walking can play a huge part in helping people to get fit and healthy, reducing the numbers of journeys made by car and improve a person’s connection to their own community and understanding of the world around them. By joining up communities to their local landscapes, unveiling new places to discover and continuing to maintain our world class network of paths, we could make Wales the best walking country in the world.”