The National Trust has announced an event promising to be a feast for all the senses as they host their annual food festival at Dinefwr - and this year, organisers say, the event comes with a little extra relish.

On June 22 and 23, the National Trust site, near Llandeilo, will become a hive of activity as the charity welcome visitors to the new-look GWLEDD Food Festival.

GWLEDD, meaning feast, aims to be a celebration of local produce, nature friendly farming and sustainable food and drink.

Throw in some expert talks, guest demonstrations, a dash of live entertainment a fist full of family activities and you’ve got yourself a weekend of foodie fun.

To add a little spice to the proceedings, the National Trust will be teaming up with the internationally renowned storytelling festival – Beyond the Border - who will be bringing English and Welsh speaking storytellers including Jan Blake, Michael Harvey, Daniel Morden, Clare Muireann Murphy, Phil Okwedy and Tamar Eluned Williams plus a few special international guests you won’t want to miss.

The GWLEDD Food Festival will be the first time the National Trust property has put a spotlight on the sustainability of the 800 acre parkland estate and its work to promote nature friendly farming across the UK.

Festival goers will be given the opportunity to see areas of the estate that may be considered ‘lesser known’ to the average visitor but which are an important part of the parkland’s food production processes.

Ticket holders can get a behind the scenes look at the estate’s hidden orchard and allotments before heading off on foot with the foraging experts to see what delicious delicacies are growing amongst the hedgerows.

Budding bee-keepers can pick up some top tips from the National Trust volunteers that care for the numerous bee hives on the site too; and guided walks with the park stockman will give an interesting insight into how the estate’s fallow deer is managed to supply quality venison across the UK.

It wouldn’t be a food festival without lots of tasty treats to fill your bellies so the courtyard and surrounding area of Newton House will be jam-packed full of local growers and food and drink producers to satisfy your appetite.

You can even throw your own pot with the ceramicist or join in with some willow weaving workshops.

Event organiser for National Trust Carmarthenshire, Holly Dwyer said:

“I am so excited for our new look GWLEDD Food Festival.

“It’s an honour to be working with some amazing local producers that have such strong sourcing values - plus sell some pretty tasty treats! From incredible beekeepers to the tastiest pizza I’ve ever eaten, there really will be something for everyone.

“Our new relationship with Beyond the Border is giving the festival a huge injection of energy and excitement. It’s great to be working with such wonderful people, telling some truly amazing stories”.

Beyond the Border, who celebrated their 25 year anniversary in 2018 will be using their first introduction to Dinefwr as a springboard for a programme of exciting events of performance and participation projects scheduled for the next 12 months, laying the foundations for the next major festival at Dinefwr in 2020.