Wales' national parks attract 12million people a year

Snowdonia National Park is one of the three parks which attract visitors to Wales every year Credit: Neil Squires/Press Association

Around 12 million people visit Wales' national parks each year, spending more than £1billion, according to a new report being launched today.

The 'Valuing Wales' National Parks' report looks at the extent to which the Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast national parks impact upon the Welsh economy and the lives of people in Wales.

The three national parks, including Pembrokeshire Coast, employ more than 30,000 people within their boundaries Credit: Mike Fuhrmann/PA

Commissioned by National Parks Wales, the Welsh Local Government Association and Natural Resources Wales, the report will be officially launched at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay later today.

More than £1bn is spent in Wales' national parks each year. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

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'Valuing Wales' National Parks'

Around 12million people visit Wales' national parks each year, spending around £1bn in goods and services, according to a new report. The report looks at the extent to which the national parks impact upon the economy and the lives of people in Wales.