The Discover Gwynedd website and in particular our interactive map is a great place to start when you are looking to discover Welsh food and drink.
Using our map you can select 'Food & Drink' and then on the map you will see locations around Gwynedd that offer Welsh food and drink. This makes an excellent tool for people who are planning some time out exploring the wonderful scenery that Gwynedd has to offer. You can use the map to plan routes around the county making sure you are always passing a good spot to sample some of the Welsh food and drink the area has to offer.
Travelling around Wales you will be able to sample some of our traditional, local food and drink. You can try laverbread, a seaweed pancake , which is tasty and has health benefits. Bara Brith, Welsh fruitcake, spread some Welsh butter on this traditional Welsh cake and enjoy the taste that has been on served in Welsh homes for many, many years. Our Welsh lamb is famous for providing a delicate flavour that comes about due to the rearing of the animals that are allowed to mature on natural pastures. They are so many more Welsh food and drink options available and we are sure you will be wanting to try them all once you are here.
Our site is dedicated to helping you make the most of your trip to Gwynedd. You can use our map to find a huge range of food and drink providers, activities, walking trails, cycle trails, wildlife tours, facts & legend, local produce, arts & crafts, shops, attractions, information points and so much more. Our goal is to be a one-stop-shop for anyone who is planning a trip to Gwynedd. Using our map you can plan your route and whole itinerary from the comfort of your own home. The links on the maps will provide links to websites and phone numbers of all the locations featured on our site so you can contact in advance, ensuring your holiday will avoid any disappointments.
Cwm Idwal, a National Nature Reserve in the Snowdonia mountains is a fantastic introduction to glacial geology. A well-marked route takes you into the heather-clad upland world of the raven, with arctic alpine plants, fast-flowing streams frequented by dipper, and the sheer scale and grandeur of its icescraped amphitheatre. At the end of the summer an on-site event will give you the chance to see Cwm Idwal as you've never seen it before. This will be followed in the autumn by local showings of a specially commissioned film celebrating Cwm Idwal, with music by local musician Gwilym Morus.
Gwaith Powdwr nature reserve (81 acres), on the Dwyryd estuary is a gateway to the hanging oak woodlands of the Vale of Ffestiniog. Gnarled and ancient trees clad with mosses, liverworts and lichens support pied flycatchers and redstarts, while the rivers and streams are home to otters and sewin (sea trout). Along with activities and workshops throughout the summer, a wildlife and art festival celebrating our local woodlands and rivers will be held at Gwaith Powdwr towards the end of July.
To get a real feel for the Gwynedd sea and coast, one of the best places to visit is Uwchmynydd. Standing on the headland at the very tip of the Llŷn, you are in no doubt about the power of the sea, the resilience of the cliffs, and the value of the coastal heaths for key birds such as the chough and stonechat. What is hard to grasp is the richness of the awe-inspiring wildlife that lives beneath the waves. Discover Gwynedd will give you a glimpse of the under-seascapes, through rock-pooling, boat trips to offshore islands, innovative marine wildlife information, and a special celebration of the sea in mid August.