Work starts on creating a National Forest

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The Welsh Government has started work on creating a National Forest – one of the First Minister’s 2018 leadership campaign pledges from.

£5million has been made available in the 2020-21 Welsh Budget. £10million will also be made available through the Glastir woodland creation fund.

Deputy Minister for Local Government & Housing, Hannah Blythyn (Lab, Delyn) launched the National Forest at Coed y Felin near Mold, Flintshire.

“Our forests play a vital role in sustaining both our wildlife and our communities. By investing in our community woodlands like Coed y Felin as part of the National Forest, we can create new opportunities for people to experience in their communities as part of our wider efforts to reform and improve access.”
– Deputy Minister for Local Government & Housing, Hannah Blythyn

The Welsh Government hopes the National Forest will work for tourism in the same way as the Wales Coastal Path.