Foraging Walks Calendar

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During the walks, which last around three hours, we will be identifying, picking and eating a number of delicious edibles that present themselves along the way.  There will be discussion about seasonal eating and the nutritional values and medicinal use of plants.  We will also look at the conservation of species and their habitats, what to take and what to leave.  And of course there’s use and storage of wild food, recipes and lots, lots more. Some walks take place in Bristol or the surrounding area and others happen further afield;  Bath, Clevedon, The New Forest or South Wales.
To arrange a walk near where you live, for a private group please contact me directly.  Also if you have any ideas for a foraging related event please get in touch.  I have previously taught chefs, schools, college groups and regularly give talks about wild food.

 

Wild Food Walks and Courses 2016:

 

 

Coastal/Estuary walk

Clevedon –  Saturday 18th June, Sunday 19th June, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Sunday 31st July. Sunday 14th August. 10.30am

On these walks we will discover and eat some of the delicious edible plants growing in coastal and salt marsh habitats, which shaped the lives of our hunter-gatherer forefathers and the menus of many a gourmet chef today! 
Some plants I have previously found on these walks are: Sea Asters, Sea Arrow Grass, Sea Radish, Scurvy Grass, Sea Spinach, Rock Samphire and Black Mustard.
On our walk you can sample some of my tasty chutneys, vinegars, syrups etc, all made from wild ingredients.

 

June 18th Course £35

June 19th Course £35

 

July 10th Course £35

 

July 31st Course £35

 

August 14th Course £35

 

Where the wild things are

Children’s foraging walk

Blaise Estate – Bristol – Friday 12th, Friday 19th August. 10.30am

Learning in the fresh air; have fun picking lots of different leaves, flowers and seeds, all of which you can eat! Discover things you never knew about the plants growing right under your nose – in the park. With a super forager’s quiz and a chance to taste the things I make from the things I find – like my yummy syrups and cordials.

This foraging walk will last around one and a half hours. Although aimed at children these walks will have lots of interesting information for adults too.

Price: £10 per adult and £10 per child

Grown ups welcome but must be accompanied by a child!

August 12th Course £10 –

August 19th Course £10 –

 

Bristol park walks

Brandon Hill Park – Bristol – Saturday 3rd September. 10.30am Blaise Estate – Bristol – Sunday 18th September. 10.30am

On these wild food walks you will learn about all sorts of delicious  edibles growing in the park.  We will look at fruit which can be foraged later in the season and put to good use in the kitchen. There will also be discussion about the medicinal uses of plants, many of which can be used to help build resistance to colds and flu during the Winter months.  Bring a friend, a camera and a sense of adventure.  On our walk you can sample some of my tasty chutneys, vinegars, syrups etc, all made from wild ingredients. 

September 3rd Course £30 –

September 18th Course £30 –

 

Mushroom walks

The New Forest – Saturday 8th October, Sunday 9th October, Saturday 22nd October, Sunday 23rd October. Walks start at 10.30 am

On our mushroom hunts we will look at safe identification of fungi, preferred habitats of different species, what to eat and what not to eat plus I will give you some ideas for turning your foraged ingredients into tasty meals.  

October 8th Course £35 –

October 9th Course £35 –

October 22nd Course £35 –

October 23rd Course £35-

 

Mushroom walks (West Country)

 

Bristol – Sunday 6th November, Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th November. Walks start at 10.30 amOn our mushroom hunts we will look at safe identification of fungi, preferred habitats of different species, what to eat and what not to eat plus I will give you some ideas for turning your foraged ingredients into tasty meals.

November 6th Course £35 –

November 13th Course £35 –

November 20th Course £35 –

 

Previous walks:

Bristol Food Connections/Walk Fest walk

The Dingle, Blaise Estate, Bristol – Bristol. Sunday 1st May, 11.00-1.00pm 

Walking in picturesque surroundings, discover numerous tasty wild plants growing in our urban green spaces. During the walk we’ll discuss how to create delicious meals from wild ingredients you’ve foraged, plus we’ll look at plant families, habitats and lots more. There’ll also be a chance to sample some of my homemade pickles, fermented wild leaves and Elderberry cordial.

Bristol Food Connections/Walk Fest walk

Brandon Hill Park, Bristol. Saturday 7th May, 11.00-1.00pm 

Exploring one of Bristol’s great treasures and a haven for wildlife, discover numerous tasty wild plants growing in our urban green spaces. Learn about plant families, the hidden habitats of Brandon Hill Park and discover its edible secrets. During the walk I will talk about how you can create delicious meals from wild ingredients that you forage. There’ll also be a chance to sample some of my homemade pickles, fermented wild leaves and Elderberry cordial.

 

Spring salads walks

Blaise Estate, Bristol – Saturday 12th, Saturday 26th March. 10.30am-1.30pm

Discover numerous, seasonal wild plants that can be foraged during Springtime. Learn what’s good to eat, as well as what not to eat, plus take home some seasonal recipes with which to impress your friends. There’ll be a chance to nibble on plants foraged along the way and also to sample my tasty, home made cordial made from wild ingredients. Plants we can expect to see include Nettles, Wild Garlic, Ground Elder, Meadowsweet and Hawthorn

 

Spring salads walks

North East Somerset, Brean Down – Saturday 9th and Sunday 24th April. 10.30am-1.30pm

Discover numerous, seasonal wild plants that can be foraged during Springtime. Learn what’s good to eat, as well as what not to eat, plus take home some seasonal recipes with which to impress your friends. There’ll be a chance to nibble on plants foraged along the way and also to sample my tasty, home made cordial made from wild ingredients. Plants we can expect to see include Wild Mint, Aromatic Alexanders, Sorrel and Pennywort. This location also has stunning views across the Severn Estuary.

Wild Food Feast

The Community Farm, Chew Magna – Saturday 30th May. 10.00am …this is a Chelsea Fringe in Bristol event

Join us for a day of foraging at The Community Farm, in Somerset. During the morning we will explore the hedgerows and wild areas of the farm as well as the banks of Chew Valley Lake.  You will forage your own tasty salad leaves and seeds, learning about what’s in season and good to eat right now.  Our chef will then show you how to transform your foraged ingredients into a delicious meal, cooked on site at the farm.  It doesn’t matter whether you have experience of foraging or you are completely new to the subject, you’re sure to find this an enjoyable and interesting day – bring a camera, some comfortable footwear and a friend.  £50 per person

Hedgerow and woodland walk

Somerset – Sunday 15th May. 10.30am 

On this walk we will look at some favourite edible plants which grow along the wayside in an idyllic rural spot near Bath.  We will discuss plants that are in season now, their medicinal uses and some recipes with which to impress your friends and family.  As well as trying some of the plants we find,  you will have a chance to sample some of my tasty chutneys, vinegars and syrups, all made from wild ingredients.

Bristol park walk

Blaise Estate – Sunday 29th May. 10.30am

On this wild food walk you will learn about all sorts of delicious edibles growing in the park. There will be discussion about the medicinal uses of plants, plus about how to turn your foraged ingredients into a tasty meal or three. During the walk there’ll be a chance to sample all sorts of tasty bits I’ve made from wild ingredients- chutneys, vinegars, syrups, fermented leaves, plus my wild garlic soup…or wild garlic frittatets…or something else I make on a whim the night before. I’ll also provide some refreshing cordial made from wild flowers. We’ll be concentrating on the carrot family with many delicious edibles, as well as some deadly members!
Bring a friend, a camera and a sense of adventure.

May 29th Course £30

Foraging Walk & Harty Supper

Foraging walk in Clevedon, followed by supper at Hart’s Bakery, Bristol – Saturday 11th June…this is a Chelsea Fringe in Bristol event  

Walk: 10.30am-1.30pm, Clevedon 
Meal 7.30pm, Hart’s Bakery, Bristol

Join me for a morning of coastal foraging along The Poet’s Walk, Clevedon. Discover and forage delicious, seasonal wild herbs and coastal vegetables. In the evening, relax and enjoy a vegetarian feast prepared by the Harty Suppers team – expect fresh, wild ingredients and wonderfully new flavours!

June 11th Course £65 – postponed

*Note: The price includes both the foraging walk and evening meal- following our walk you will have the afternoon to yourself.  We will  meet again around 6.45pm at Harts Bakery.

I will email all the information you need once you have booked. This will include: what to bring, what to wear and exactly when and where to meet.

 

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Foraging walks in the Bristol and Bath area, The West Country, Wales, The New Forest and across Britain