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A major development for Visit Somerset Buy Somerset strategy.

27 Sep 2019

A major development for Visit Somerset Buy Somerset strategy.
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High profile Journalists including along with the Visit Somerset / Visit Exmoor partnership 
arriving from London to Weston- super-Mare


- The Daily Telegraph
-  Lonely Planet Magazine/ website
-  The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
-   AM+A

- The Australian Newspaper
-  Blogger and writer for BBC Good Food
- Rough Guides book and Bradt Guide Book writer 
- John Turner CEO Visit Somerset 
- Emma Thomasson Visit Exmoor 

John Turner CEO Visit Somerset has said; " We look forward to welcoming these incredible journalists into the region to write about possibly the greatest UK Food, Drink and innovative product producers, based here in our wonderful county, Somerset. The message is clear that we all need to reduce waste and our carbon emmissions to mitigate the effects and reduce the impact of climate chain. Encourging local supply chain development is critical to this and we at Visit Somerset and Visit Exmoor are proud to be championing this cause"  

Itinerary below 
Supported by the Hinkley Tourism Action partnership and EDF/HPC

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Day 1 - 3rd October - Arrival

- 13:00 - Arrival at Weston-super-Mare train station
- 20 minute.
- 13:00 - Transport to Thatchers for cider making course.
- 14:00 - Late lunch
- 15:00 - Tour of Orchard, cider making
- 15:30 - Cider cocktail class.
- 16:00 - Depart Thatchers
- 19:00 - Check-in hotel - DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Centre.

Day 2 - 4th October - Exploring Somerset

- 8:00 am - Breakfast
- 8:30 am - Depart hotel
- 9:00 am - Yeo Valley Blagdon Visitor centre
- 9:30- Tour of Yeo Valley
- 10:30 - Depart to Cheddar gorge
- 11:00 am - Cheddar Gorge cheese tasting & making
- 12:00 am - Visit to Wookey Hole
- 12:00 - Lunch 
- 14:00 -14:30 - Brown and Forrest Smokery near Langport
- 15:00 - Somerset Cider Brandy Company in Burrow Hill
- 15:45 - Depart to Exmoor
- 17:00 - Arrive Exmoor hotel - 
- 17:30 - Freetime
- 19:00 - Evening meal
- 20:00 - Optional stargazing

Day 3- 5th October - Exploring Exmoor
- 9:00 - Breakfast at hotel 
- 10:00 - Exmoor Tour
- 11:00 - Quince Honey Farm -
- 12:00 - Lunch - 
- 13:00 - Tour of the national park
- 16:00 - Visit Sharpham Park
- 19:00 - Evening departure.


 
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