With Picture - Richard Prideaux and Mark Edwards Foraging
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IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY BE SURE TO TAKE A BIG BASKET
Blackberry picking and mushroom harvesting are some the ingredients for a new foraging package in the heart of Snowdonia
Award winning green guest house Bryn Bella has teamed up with outdoor expert Richard Prideaux to give visitors a taste of the wild in Wales. Richard takes Bryn Bella’s guests on a day of exploring, picking and identifying the National Park’s hedgerows, fields and meadows. Chestnuts, wild berries and fruit will be on the menu when Richard shares a bush craft session in how to cook the free spoils.
Mark Edwards said “Bryn Bella’s green ethos makes this the perfect partnership, two Snowdonia businesses working together to raise awareness of the natural potential around us, with only a sustainable impact on the area. Our guests can spend a day learning new skills in a stunning environment and then retire to quality accommodation without compromising their sustainable ideals.”
Bryn Bella has a string of environmental and tourism related awards gained over nine years. The friendly approach to sustainable tourism has enabled Mark and his wife Joan to deliver a haven within Snowdonia which is both sustainable and of the highest quality. This collaboration is one of many initiatives they have undertaken which also include solar energy, car free tourism and now electric car charging points which are free for guest of Bryn Bella. Mark Edwards said “I hope that our guests will go on to understand once more how valuable our native countryside really is and just how tasty it can be. “
Notes to Editors
Bryn Bella has five en-suite rooms. In addition to becoming the first guest house in Snowdonia to win a GOLD award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme in 2010, it was also presented with the “Most Sustainable B&B Award 2009” from the Green Snowdonia Tourism Awards and was awarded Green Business of the Year 2012 by the Free2Network group. Amongst their sustainable policies are the promotion of car free holidays and the provision of free charging points for guest’s electric vehicles.
Bryn Bella Guest House 01690 710627 Mobile 07855 432268
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