First Anglesey Wetlands Festival this weekend


Tomos Hughes

THE first ever Anglesey Wetlands Festival is being held in Gors Goch National Nature Reserve this weekend.

Visitors to the first outing of the festival will have the chance experience one of the island’s special areas for wildlife, which neighbours Llanbedrgoch and Benllech.

Made up of two sessions - the first session will run between 12pm-5.30pm and will include a range of activities, including guided walks, storytelling, nature displays/models, bushcraft and ‘edible hedgerow’ activities, as well as facepainting and much more.

The second sessions will be held between 7pm-9.30pm, which will include live music from local folk group Dawnswyr Bro Cefni and a twilight walk through the wetlands with local tales of mystery to fit the scene.

The event is being held as part of Mawndir Mon, an Anglesey Wildlife Forum run, Welsh-Government-funded project which seeks to help conserve and raise awareness of Anglesey’s special wetlands.

Speaking on behalf of the event steering group, David Cowley, of Anglesey County Council, said: “A lot of work has gone into organising this special, free event.
“There’s a great line-up of activities - under canvas as well as outside - and all with the superb wildlife features which make this site internationally important as centrepiece.”

The event takes place this Saturday, July 26.

For details of how to find the event site and car park, visit the Anglesey Wetland Festival Facebook page or email Graham Cruickshank

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