Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.
- Love your library, cherish your church, partial to your pub? Consultation to protect community facilities launched
- £6.7m investment in new IT system to integrate NHS and social services in Wales
- £7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Countryside and coastal access
In Wales you have access to over 400,000 hectares of open country, registered common land, Forestry Commission land and National Parks.
Countryside & Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000
The Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000 (external link) gives walkers access to the countryside and amends the law on public rights of way. All open country and registered common land has been mapped in Wales. For further information please visit Natural Resources Wales - maps (external link).
Walking and cycling
The Active Travel Action Plan explains how we and our partners are supporting walking and cycling in Wales. A key aim of the Plan is to help secure a change in behaviour - so that more people, young and old, walk and cycle more often.
Coastal access and the Wales Coast Path
We fund Natural Resources Wales and local authorities on an annual basis for them to maintain, promote and improve the Wales Coast path (external link).