ONE man's Christmas wish has come true, after finding the courage to ask his girlfriend to marry him.

When Perry Drinkwater got down on one knee in front of his partner Lorraine, it wasn't a ring he held out.

Instead, Perry, who works at the National Trust's Stackpole site, handed her a photo of a wish he had written and placed on the park's special festive Wish Tree.

Scattered across Wales as part of trust's Twelve Walks of Christmas campaign, the wish trees have been collecting visitors' hopes and dreams for the year to come upon their branches.

"The wish tree made it possible for me to ask that very important question," said Perry, who works as an assistant catering manager.

Happily, Lorraine said yes, making Perry's first wish for 2018 come true.

Perry said: “After showing Lorraine the photograph of my Christmas wish, which she keeps on her bedside drawers and getting on one knee, without a ring, she made me the luckiest man, in my opinion.

“We are now in the process of ordering a ring and hope to be making it official as soon as we have it.

"Thank you, National Trust, not only do I get to work in one of the most beautiful locations I’ve seen but now my life is complete.”

As well as encouraging people across Wales to reconnect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors, the Twelve Walks and Wish Tree campaigns gave visitors the chance to share their wishes for the year ahead.