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National Access Forum for Wales

NAFW meets regularly to discuss access issues of national significance, and to advise Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh Government

The National Access Forum for Wales' (NAFW) primary purposes are to help Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh Government to:

  • improve the quality and extent of access to the countryside and coasts of Wales
  • extend the opportunities for enjoyment and responsible outdoor recreation to all

Managing relationships and communities

In pursuing this goal, the NAFW recognises the close inter-relationship that exists between access management and the overall environmental, economic, social and cultural well being of our rural communities.

The NAFW has nearly 40 member organisations representing a wide range of interests which includes:

  • representatives of landowners and managers
  • countryside access user groups
  • public bodies and
  • voluntary sector organisations

Though it has no legal status, the level and range of representation of its members means it can influence policy development.

Public meetings

Natural Resources Wales administers and chairs the Forum and all meetings are open to the public.  Dates of future meetings, as well as presentations and notes of previous meetings, are available here.

National Access Forum Meetings

3 July 2018 - Powys Hospitality Centre, Welshpool Livestock Sales, SY21 8SR

6 March 2018 - Neuadd Reichel Hall, Safle Ffriddoedd Site, Bangor, LL57 2TR

7 November 2017 - Bute Park Education Centre, Cardiff, CF10 3DX

11 July 2017 - Powys Hospitality Centre, Welshpool Livestock Sales, SY21 8SR

7 March 2017 - Neuadd Reichel, Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor, LL57

8 November 2016 - YHA Cardiff Central, East Tyndall St, Cardiff, CF10 4BB

5 July 2016 - Powys Hospitality Centre, Welshpool Livestock Sales, SY21 8SR

15 March 2016 – NRW Offices, Maes y Ffynnon, Bangor, LL57 2DW

10 November 2015 – YHA Cardiff Central, East Tyndall St, Cardiff, CF10 4BB

7 July 2015 – Powys Hospitality Centre, Welshpool Livestock Sales, SY21 8SR

17 March 2015 - North Wales

Related document downloads

NAFW 51 Agenda 17 March 2015 WORD [138.0 KB]
NAFW 51 Contributions 17 March 2015 WORD [1.0 MB]
NAFW 51 Meeting Summary 17 March 2015 PDF [167.0 KB]
NAFW 52 Agenda 7 July 2015 WORD [139.5 KB]
NAFW 52 Contributions 7 July 2015 WORD [543.5 KB]
NAFW 52 Meeting Summary 7 July 2015 WORD [123.8 KB]
NAFW 53 agenda 10 November 2015 WORD [135.3 KB]
NAFW 53 Contributions 10 November 2015 WORD [362.8 KB]
NAFW 53 Meeting Summary 10 November 2015 PDF [261.9 KB]
NAFW 54 Agenda 15 March 2016 PDF [151.5 KB]
NAFW 54 Contributions 15 March 2016 WORD [598.0 KB]
NAFW 54 Meeting Summary 15 March 2016 PDF [196.1 KB]
NAFW 55 Agenda 5 July 2016 PDF [40.1 KB]
NAFW 55 Contributions 5 July 2016 PDF [1.9 MB]
NAFW 55 Meeting Summary 5 July 2016 PDF [389.6 KB]
NAFW 56 Agenda 8 November 2016 WORD [135.3 KB]
NAFW 56 - Contributions 8 November 2016 PDF [1.4 MB]
NAFW 56 - Meeting summary 8 November 2016 PDF [312.8 KB]
Agenda NAFW 57 7 March 2017 WORD [138.8 KB]
Agenda NAFW 58 11 July 2017 WORD [137.8 KB]
NAFW 58 Contributions 11 July 2017 PDF [584.5 KB]
NAFW 58 Meeting Summary 11 July 2017 PDF [311.0 KB]
NAFW 59 Agenda 7 November 2017 PDF [142.2 KB]
NAFW 59 Contributions 7 November 2017 PDF [1.5 MB]
NAFW 59 Agenda 7 November 2017 PDF [142.2 KB]
NAFW 59 Contributions 7 November 2017 PDF [1.5 MB]
Meeting summary NAFW 59 7 November 2017 PDF [314.0 KB]
Meeting Summary NAFW 60 6 March 2018 PDF [145.2 KB]
Contributions: NAFW 60 PDF [750.2 KB]

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