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Welsh Government welcomes Wales Coast Path award

Ministers have welcomed news that the Wales Coast Path scooped the top prize at a recent ceremony in London.

The 870-mile path won the Silver Jubilee Cup and the Exemplary Rural Planning category at the Royal Town Planning Institute awards on Wednesday evening.

Culture Minister John Griffiths said the accolade was 'thoroughly deserved', while Economy Minister Edwina Hart called the Welsh coast 'one of our most important tourism assets'.

The Wales Coast Path has already provided a £16m boost to the Welsh economy and has been voted by the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 as the greatest region on earth to visit in 2012. This latest award is excellent news for the the Wales Coast path and for Wales.

– Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport