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Coast path contributes £16m to economy

According to the Welsh Government, the Wales Coast path has contributed £16million to the Welsh economy, attracted 1.6million day visitors and been responsible for 835,000 overnight stays.

We are blessed with wonderful coastline and the development of the Wales Coast Path, which is the first of its kind in the world, has brought significant benefits to Wales.

The path is already providing a boost to local economies around our coastline and is attracting thousands of visitors to Wales.

– John Griffiths AM, Minister for Culture and Sport

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Wales Coastal Path celebrates first anniversary

The Wales Coast Path has been open for a year Credit: Mike Fuhrmann/Press Association Images

Events are taking place today to mark the first anniversary of the Wales Coast Path. The 870-mile path has proven popular with locals and visitors alike over the past year.

John Griffiths AM, Minister for Culture and Sport, will join Ramblers Cymru, local schoolchildren and families to walk along the path in Kidwelly.

During the walk, Mr Griffiths will be shown a new food finder app, Real Food Wales, that helps visitors and locals find places along the route that sell local and sustainable food.

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