Wales Carmarthenshire

Foraging and Llansteffan

The Celts had a spiritual bond with the natural world and believed that the sea is a source of healing and cleansing, of food and wealth. So what better way to immerse yourself in this world than by foraging? On a coastal foraging experience along the Carmarthenshire coastline, you’ll learn how to find prawns, mussels, cockles, wild samphire, sea anemones and scarlet elf cup mushrooms. The reward for your efforts is your very own zero-waste, organic lunch on the beach.

Nestled between the shores of the Tywi Estuary and the rolling Carmarthenshire hills is the pretty village of Llansteffan. The golden sands of the main beach and the secluded cove of Scott’s Bay are worth a visit whatever the season. Climb the hill on which a 12th-century Norman castle sits, which controlled an important river crossing. The last ferry service between Llansteffan and Ferryside ceased in the 1950s, but in 2018, the new Glansteffan ferry resurrected the 1,000-year-old crossing.