Foraging Walks Calendar

_DSC9378 (1)During foraging 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 foraging courses 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, be it a stag or hen do, company away day or if you have any ideas for a foraging related event,  please contact me directly.  I have previously taught chefs and regularly deliver foraging walks and courses to schools, scouts groups, forest schools and other youth organisations.

NOTE: 2020 Events are now fully booked and no further dates will be announced. Next year’s events will be published from later this month (November) onwards.

I am available for private group bookings with cost ranging from £350. Please get in touch if you’d like to book a foraging day with me for next year.

Gift vouchers are available for next year’s walks which start again in February date to be confirmed. Please see previous walks from this year listed below on this page for an idea of what to expect – Time of year, location and focus of each event.

Foraging courses gift vouchers…

Plant walk gift voucher £40 (valid until July 2021*)                                   

Mushroom walk gift voucher £50 (valid for 2021 mushroom season*)                                   

*See terms and conditions relating to gift vouchers

Four foraging walks seasonal gift voucher (for one person to come on four walks discovering plants and mushrooms through the seasons)

4 seasonal walks gift vouchers £165

2021 walks calendar…

Winter Greens Walk

Eastville Park, Bristol, Saturday 27th February. 10.30am-1.30pm

Forage seasonal winter micro-greens. Learn what’s good to eat, as well as what not to eat, plus take home some delicious 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 herbal tea blend made from wild plants plus I’ll bring some warming wild soup made from foraged leaves and sourdough bread. Plants we can expect to see include Wild Garlic, Cleavers, Wood Avens and Dandelions

February 27th Walk £40

Spring Salads foraging walk

Eastville Park, Bristol, Sunday 7th March.

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, as well as to create your own wild herb infusions Plants we can expect to see include Nettles, Wild Garlic, Ground Elder, Meadowsweet and Hawthorn

March 7th Walk £40

Spring Salads foraging walk

Brandon Hill Park, Bristol, Sunday 20th March.

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 tasty recipe ideas with which to impress your friends. There’ll be a chance to nibble on plants foraged along the way and create your own wild herb infusions… Plants we can expect to see include Nettles, Wild Garlic, Ground Elder, Three cornered leek, Alexanders

March 20th Walk £40

Previous walks from this year, 2020…

Bristol Park Walk

Saturday 5th September, Brandon Hill Park – Bristol – 10.30am-1.30pm

On this wild food walk you will learn about all sorts of delicious wild edibles growing in the park.  We will look at leaves, seeds, berries and fruit which can be foraged around this time of year 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 support our immune system during the Winter months.

Mushroom walks, Bristol

Sunday 25th October, Sunday 1st, 8th and 15th November 10.30am-2pm

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. Mushroomy snacks, mushroom soup and hot drinks will be provided.

Mushroom walks, Hampshire

Sundays 4th and 18th October. 11am-2.30pm

On our mushroom hunts we will look at safe identification of gourmet woodland 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. Mushroomy snacks, mushroom soup and hot drinks will be provided.

Coastal/Estuary walks

Sunday 14th June and Sundays 12th and 26th July, Clevedon – 10.30am-1.30pm

Discover and eat some of the delicious wild edibles growing in coastal and salt marsh habitats, plants which shaped the lives of our hunter-gatherer forefathers and the menus of many a gourmet chef today! We’ll search for Sea Asters, Sea Arrow Grass, Sea Radish, Scurvy Grass, Sea Spinach, Rock Samphire and many more wonderful species. You’ll find out ways in which you can turn your foraged herbs and succulent sea veg into scrumptious meals and delightful condiments for use all year round. These walks are popular so don’t delay, book today!

Afterwards we’ll feast on a foragers’ picnic with sourdough, relish, elderberry dressing, ferments and herbal teas, all made from wild ingredients.

Seaweed & Coastal plants walk

Sunday 19th July. Gower Peninsula, Wales. Morning and afternoon. 

A day of seaside foraging, looking at and tasting nutritious and very delicious wild plants and seaweeds. You’ll discover their modern, as well as historical uses and take home some ideas for pickles, seaweed soups, seashore sushi and more. After the walk we’ll enjoy a foragers’ picnic of ferments, pickles and other delights made using coastal vegetables and seaweeds.

Stroud Foraging Walk

Star Anise Cafe, Stroud, Saturday 9th of May. 10.30am – 3pm

A foraging day in Stroud (location tbc). Discovering and foraging seasonal wild edibles in beautiful surroundings, then enjoying a delicious mezze style wild food lunch back at Star Anise Cafe. We’ll enjoy a selection of ferments, pickles, dips, home made sourdough bread, a forager’s salad plus something wonderful and hot, cooked in the cafe that day. You’ll learn what to eat (and what not to eat), where to look, about cooking, prep and storage of wild food, ecology, folk law, food as medicine and lots more.

Brean Down coastal walk

Brean Down, North East Somerset – Sunday 26th April. 11.00am-2.00pm

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 towards the end of the walk we’ll stop for a foragers’ picnic with drinks. Plants we can expect to see include Wild Mint, Aromatic Alexanders, Sorrel and Pennywort. This location also has stunning views across the Severn Estuary.

April 26th Course FULLY BOOKED

Eastbrook Farm Foraging Events

Helen Browning’s Farm, Wiltshire, 18th of April and 28th June

Foraging walks followed by scrumptious wild food lunches prepared at the Royal Oak Inn. The April event is a wild food walk with lunch afterwards. The second event in June will be the same but includes a fermentation workshop, learning to make krauts and kimchi with foraged findings. For more information and booking please visit:

https://www.eastbrookexperiences.com/events-courses-and-workshops

Spring Salads foraging walks

Brandon Hill Park, Bristol, Sunday 15th March.

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

Winter Greens Walks

Eastville Park, Bristol, Saturday 15th February, The Dingle, Blaise Estate, Saturday 29th February. 10.30am-1.30pm

Forage seasonal winter micro-greens. Learn what’s good to eat, as well as what not to eat, plus take home some delicious 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 herbal tea blend made from wild plants plus I’ll bring some warming wild soup made from foraged leaves and sourdough bread. Plants we can expect to see include Wild Garlic, Cleavers, Wood Avens and Dandelions

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