This spatial dataset contains the boundaries of National Parks in Wales. National Parks were established to protect beautiful and relatively wild countryside by:

- Preserving the characteristic beauty of the landscape;
- Providing access and facilities for public open-air enjoyment;
- Protecting wildlife, buildings and places of architectural and historic interest; whilst allowing sustainable farming use to continue as before.

Powers to create National Parks were established under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. In Wales, since 1991, the designation of National Parks are proposed by former Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) which now forms part of, Natural Resources Wales (NRW), and confirmed by the First Minister for the Welsh Government. Since 1996 the Parks have been administered by independent free-standing authorities.

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Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved. Contains Ordnance Survey Data. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100019741. Crown Copyright and Database Right.


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Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wms/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_NATIONAL_PARK)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wfs (inspire-nrw:NRW_NATIONAL_PARK)