Stay, Eat, Do is intended to provide packages combining accommodation, food and activities across the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wales’s largest AONB.
It has been put together by the Clwydian Range Tourism Group following a feasibility study commissioned by rural regeneration agency Cadwyn Clwyd. The newly-appointed Project Co-ordinator Julie Masters said: “We want people to come here, stay longer and experience more of what the region has to offer.
“Visitors tend to come for a day or perhaps a weekend but if we can create bespoke itineraries for them involving places to stay, places to eat and things to do then maybe they will extend their stays to a long weekend or even a week.
“We have begun to put together those packages as part of a three-year programme and we want to hear from as many of the tourism providers as we can to create memorable, interesting and exciting visitor experiences that combine all three elements.
“This is a three-year programme so if you would like to look at future activities we want to hear from you.”
Stay, Eat Do will run until summer 2021 and cost £71,000 with funding from Cadwyn Clwyd and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB and the support of Denbighshire, Wrexham and Flintshire Councils who are also working with the project.
Cadwyn Clwyd’s contribution to the project is funded by The Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 which is financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government as part of a six-year plan to revitalise rural communities and their economies.