Wild Food Foraging Walks – Summer, Seaweeds and Life on the Seashore

£20

Price is £20pp. Children under 12 go free but must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 

These walks last 3 hours. Sundays during 2017. Please see our Facebook page or contact us for details.

Our walks take you through the seasons into the different habitats at the different times of year our bodies are most naturally drawn to them, i.e. summers spent on the beaches, scouring the shore line and rocks for seaweeds and saline loving plants, high in metabolism boosting iodine to help get us through the longer days.

There is something magical and very satisfying about walking barefoot, slowly across a blanket of velvety seaweed. Our feet begin to absorb so much of what seaweeds have to offer us in terms of nourishment and natural medicine. Our walks on the seashore will look at those that can be used as natural sun blocks and cooling after sun treatment. We will learn to identify individual species and their different characteristics; those that have a smoky bacon flavour, the seaweeds that we can use to make puddings, snacks and soups and those most suitable for home spa treatments.

We will also discuss the different protein sources to be found within our rockpools, before heading up to the cliffs and looking at some of our coastal plants with their rich sources of iron and minerals.

The seaweed walks will run from Early June through to the end of September.

All of our walks identify the edible plants as well as some of their poisonous ‘lookalikes’. There is always plants to taste and examples of goods that can be made with them, for e.g. sauces, teas. We will discuss other uses of the plants from fire making to primitive artist materials.

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Dates

Our summer walks are generally guided by the tide timetable. Dates to TBC

 

Other Information

Please dress appropriately for the weather, including sunblock and sun hat. You might also like to bring a basket to gather small amounts of what we find and also a walking stick can be useful, especially on our rocky shore walks. Please do not bring plastic bags as they can cause the plants to rot quicker.

There will be a chance at the end of the walk to reflect on what we have covered so you may wish to bring a flask and some snacks and plenty of drinking water. If we can we will aim to finish the walk near a café or pub!

Please note that whilst you will be given guidance as to the uses of the different plants and fungi we see, any decision to taste anything is done entirely at your own discretion. Different people can be affected by different plants and fungi, even when they are known to be edible.

Unfortunately we can not allow dogs, except guide dogs, on our walks. We also ask that you please do not leave them in your car as we will be gone some time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Physical Requirements

These walks are open to anyone who is capable of walking at a slow meander over uneven ground for up to 2 miles. If you have any medical concerns then please inform me at the beginning of the walk or at the time of booking and please bring any necessary medication with you.

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