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  • Local Food Heroes on Anglesey

    As part of our series on the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Paul Bloomfield visits Anglesey's food market and Halen Môn that produces world-class sea salt Like a pirate captain flinging open a chest of loot, David lifts the lid on a barrel to reveal the treasure within: a mound of glistening white crystals, like the freshest powder snow on a crisp winter's day. In past times Anglesey was known as Môn Mam Cymru – Mother of Wales – in recognition of its agricultural productivity, and today there's a resurgence among small food producers. Look out for summer Food Slams organised by the market, with gazebos, hot food and music.

  • Local Attractions in the North Pennines

    As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to the North Pennines, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of local visitor attractions, from gardens and museums to visitor centres in this glorious Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the north of England. You’ll find advice and displays on walks, wildlife, geology and other local attractions. However, with a 200 acre deer park, magnificent ornamental walled gardens and a traditional coach house, be sure to spend just as much time exploring the castle grounds, too. raby.co.uk/raby-castle/ Durham Dales Centre This fantastic visitor centre in Weardale is not just well stocked with local information - you'll also be able to pick up some delicious home baked food to enjoy in the tearoom or out in the garden. Also on site you'll find a range of shops selling everything from local books and maps to specialist photography and local handmade crafts. Another highlight is the Weardale Tapestry, a beautiful 15ft-long free style embroidery that depicts the history of Weardale and finally there is access to High House Chapel, the oldest Methodist chapel in continuous weekly use, and the story of John Wesley and his travelling evangelists. weardalemuseum.co.uk For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the North Pennines

  • Local Attractions in the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley

    As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of local attractions in this glorious Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north Wales. The recently refurbished Barn is used for environmental education by school groups, and can also be hired for children's birthday parties, as well as meetings, conferences and local community events. There's more information at the visitor centre or telephone: 01978 822780. old.wrexham.gov.uk/english/leisure_tourism/TyMawrCountryPark.htm For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley

  • Local Attractions in Nidderdale

    Great museums tell the tale of the area, galleries sell the wares of local artists – and just outside the AONB in Masham, the two traditional breweries are worth a stop. Among artists are Sarah Garforth, who paints and sketches local landscapes, and Eric Ward who creates beautiful ceramics and glazed sculptures. Bed and breakfast is also available at Park House on the estate and there’s a beautiful caravan park too. jervaulxabbey.com Washburn Heritage Centre A modern extension to the 17th century Fewston Church, the Heritage Centre celebrates the history of the Washburn Valley through exhibitions and events, from talks to food and drink tastings. Overlooking the Swinsty Reservoir and surrounded by woodlands, it’s a great place to check out frequently changing exhibitions on aspects of local heritage, and there’s a permanent exhibition in the church itself. The reservoirs support a broad range of wildlife, from tufted duck and teal to goldcrest and curlew. washburnvalley.org For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Nidderdale

  • Local Attractions in The Howardian Hills

    Courses and workshops, run by local artists, include pottery, willow weaving, paper making and stone carving, or you can hire the whole space for your own creative class or party. rsme.org.uk For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Howardian Hills

  • Clwydian Range & Dee Valley - Local Food Heroes

    As part of our celebration of the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, David Atkinson follows a food trail in the Clwydian Range AONB It’s winter over the Clwydian Range. “I like the fact I know where my food comes from. In the year ahead, the group plans to open a pop-up shop to take branded samples to food festivals and launch a Clwydian Range breakfast for local guesthouses and cafes to showcase the variety of local goodies. The lamb has a low-food-miles ethos. “I like the way the trail encourages everyone to work together to make the most of the local produce available.”

  • Local Food & Mushroom Foraging in Zagori, Greece

    It brings food back to a specific location and our place within it.” Talk about food miles in Zagori and you often have to reduce the measurement to metres. When quality is assured, food dilemmas come down to choice. The surprise is that the local speciality is pies. “Food here is not just something to eat.

  • Local food and wild ingredients on Naxos and the Small Cyclades

    Florence Fortnam discovers some of the islands' finest wild ingredients – from mountain goat to thyme honey – and learns some of the secrets behind the islands’ tasty local produce. I was on Donousa – one of the four inhabited Small Cyclades islands, ten miles east of Naxos – on the first day of my gastronomic discovery of Naxos and the Small Cyclades, delving into the food culture of the islands to uncover some of this archipelago's wild and wonderful produce.

  • Local Attractions in Dedham Vale

    There is also a charming little café in the gift shop serving cakes, teas and coffee. gainsborough.org Dedham Art and Craft Centre Housed in a converted church, the Dedham Art and Craft Centre has three floors of shops and stalls, showcasing the work of over 30 local artisans. When you’ve finished browsing, the tearoom has a tempting vegetarian menu of freshly prepared food, from light lunches to mouth watering cakes and scones. dedhamartandcraftcentre.co.uk Churches in Dedham Vale There are church towers all over the Dedham Vale landscape, some iconic and imposing and others unassuming and quietly blending in with the landscape. He lived here for over 40 years, and whilst Munnings was perhaps best known for his paintings of racehorses, he also had a passion for landscapes and prolifically painted the local countryside and the characters that lived there. Also don’t miss Munnings’ studio which contains more of his works and painting materials, and gives a unique insight into how he worked as an artist. siralfredmunnings.co.uk Flatford This cluster of buildings now bustles with visitors, but once upon a time it hummed with activity as the site of a working water mill and busy waterway where horse drawn barges would travel up and down the River Stour through the locks and on to local market towns. Alternatively you could just relax with a picnic, but keep a pair of binoculars handy to watch out for the wide variety of wading birds that take up residence on the internationally important Cattawade Marshes. dedhamvalestourvalley.org For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Dedham Vale

  • Local Attractions in the Forest of Bowland

    Then again you could always visit the likes of Slaidburn Village Hall and the Tithe Barn, where you can combine natural beauty with galleries, exhibits of local artists and other cultural events. There’s also a café serving freshly prepared food and drink to set you up for a day of exploration on Beacon Fell itself. Order one of their locally produced cakes or try a cup of their own brand Bowland Bowbearer coffee, as you pour over their selection of walking leaflets or sit back and admire the permanent display of works by local artists. Originally part of Banton House Farm, the Newsham family have diversified this area of the farm and believe passionately in maintaining the ‘local distinctiveness’ of the location. There is also an innovative air to water heat pump which keeps visitors warm and snug throughout the Lancastrian winter. slaidburnvillagehall.co.uk For more information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Forest of Bowland

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