News from Nant – June 2016

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The sun has been shining every day on the Nant! The village looks spectacular, with plants in bloom in every nook and cranny – I must congratulate Wyn, the gardener, for his hard work!

We are pleased to see so many local residents, along with visitors to the area coming down to Nant to enjoying the offering at the quarryman’s cottage, the Heritage Centre and Cafe, of course.

Some of you may have seen an item about our course, Nature in the Nant, on ‘Heno’, S4C recently. The course was a resounding success with a group of learners from all different levels involved. On the first day, the naturalist Twm Elias lead the learners on a walk around the Nant, the forest and down to the beach. The walk was an opportunity to teach learners about Welsh names of the flowers and wild animals that are found at Nant. This was followed by a foraging workshop with Catrin Roberts and a chance for the learners to cook some of the food they foraged. But, Catrin had to rethink a little bit about where to forage for the food because the goats had eaten most of the wild plants at Nant! Thankfully, plenty of plants were found in the hedges around Llithfaen! There was an opportunity for everyone to cook what they had been foraging for and had a feast of nettle soup and dandelion biscuits!

It was a pleasure to welcome the Lleyn Ramblers here during the first week May, we hope you enjoyed the afternoon at ‘Caffi Meinir’. We also welcomed members of the Diocese of Bangor back to Nant for a two night retreat. Another group that returned to Nant this year was the company C.K Tools from Pwllheli. The company held a two day conference at Nant with 30 of the staff attending.