by Catherine Waterfall, 26th June 2023
Love food and walking in equal measure? Combine the two on the culinary Cambrian Trail
The Cambrian Way is a beautiful coast-to-coast walk through some of the loftiest and wildest parts of Wales, covering 298 miles from Cardiff Castle in the south to Conwy in the north. It also takes in many great places to eat along the way and Visit Wales have compiled a culinary trail with hand-picked dining recommendations to help replenish those much-needed calories.
Starting just south of Cardiff, you can begin your journey with a delicious meal at the Micheliin-starred Home at Penarth, run by top chef James Sommerin and his daughter Georgina. Their speciality is a leisurely eight-course tasting menu replete with a cooking demonstration before you dine. homeatpenarth.co.uk
For something a little more rustic, why not drop in at Hills Burgers in Brecon where you can feast on traditional beef burgers? Or, for something a little different, you could try the vegan, doughnut, bacon cheeseburger - a plant-based patty with beetroot, onion and jam served in an iced-ring doughnut bun. www.hillsbrecon.co.uk
For a traditional Sunday lunch - or just good pub fayre for that matter - stop off at the Brigands Inn, Mallwyd (www.brigandsinn.com) or the Cross Foxes near Dolgellau, who offer a curry night as well as a good range of vegan and gluten-free optons (www.crossfoxes.co.uk).
And what better than to finish your journey at the now famous Dylans in Llandudno on the north Wales coast, where they specialise in local, fresh seafood, all served in a high-ceilinged, art-deco restaurant (pictured) with sea views (dylansrestaurant.co.uk).
For more information on the Cambrian Way foodie trail, visit: www.visitwales.com