Foraging Walks Calendar

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_DSC9378 (1)During Bristol foraging walks and courses 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. Although most foraging walks and courses take place in Bristol and The West Country, other events happen further afield including in Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire, Clevedon, Hampshire and South Wales. I often lead corporate events and team building days in and around London. 

If you’re thinking “I want to arrange a foraging walk near me” for a private group, be it a stag or hen do, company away day, corporate event or if you have any ideas for a foraging related event,  please contact me directly.  I have previously taught chefs, worked with restaurants, country houses and estates as well as hotels. I often collaborate with organisations delivering wellbeing packages for retreats and festivals. I work with permaculture courses, biodynamic and organic farms. I regularly deliver foraging walks and courses to schools, scouts groups, forest schools, catering colleges, community organisations, and other youth groups. I am also currently collaborating with yoga, pilates and qi gong practitioners to teach holistic workshops and retreats. I’m available for live streamed events, webinars and ‘virtual’ foraging walks too. I’m very passionate about wholefood cooking, working with the best seasonal wild ingredients to create food that nourishes us on every level and that looks and tastes amazing too!

You can book me for private friends or family group bookings with cost ranging from £500. For corporate events please contact me for a quote. You can get in touch with me here if you’d like to book a wild food foraging day. 

Foraging walks gift vouchers are available. See below for availability, valid until dates, terms and conditions plus information about each of next year’s events. 

Foraging walks and courses UK, gift vouchers

Plant foraging walks gift voucher £40 (valid for 2022 – Check availability of walks on this page before purchasing vouchers*)                                   

Mushroom foraging walks UK gift voucher £50 (valid for 2022 mushroom season*)                                   

*See terms and conditions relating to gift vouchers and check walks availability also before purchasing vouchers

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

4 seasonal walks gift vouchers £155

2022 Walks Dates…

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Coastal Walks

North West Somerset (location tbc) –  29th May, 26th June, 3rd July and 6th August – 10.00am-1.30pm (approximate end time)

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! 

 

May 29th Walk £40

June 26th Walk £40 Fully Booked

July 3rd Walk £40

August 6th Walk £40

 

Wild Medicine Workshop

Somerset. Sunday 12th June. 10.30am-2.00pm (approximate timing)

Join us for a foraging morning and making session with Rebekah West from Somerset Soul Food. 

After learning about and foraging medicinal plants growing all around us, Rebekah will take you through how to make a basic oil infused with botanicals. You will then create your own healing salve, picking the plant oil to best suit your needs. Whilst we enjoy our herbal teas (organically grown or foraged) you will also learn how to make simple medicines to boost your immunity. A forager’s lunch of sourdough, ferments, pickles etc will also be provided.

June 12th Walk £60 –

 

Seaweeds and coastal plants walk

Gower, Wales. Sunday August 14th – 11am-2.30pm

An introduction to some of my favourite very common seaweeds. Looking at how we can incorporate them into our cooking in broths, dry fried, dried and powdered, fermented or pickled. We’ll talk about other ways seaweeds can be used harnessing their amazing benefits in skin care ointments and salves. There will also be focus on some fantastic coastal dwelling plants living on or near the beach. These can be used in pickles, ferments, salads, risottos and much more. This promises to be be a super-inspiring day in a very beautiful location. Wild food picnic with ferments, pickles, sourdough and drinks will be provided on the walk.

Note: Gift vouchers may be used in part payment for this event

August 14th Walk £45 –

 

Autumn Park Walks

Oldbury Court Estate, Bristol, Saturday 10th September, Brandon Hill Park, Bristol, Sunday 11th September (both 10.30am -1.30pm) and Eastville Park, Wednesday 14th September, 5pm-8pm

On these early autumn foraging adventures you’ll discover numerous delicious wild edibles.  We will look at leaves, seeds, berries and fruit which can be foraged around this time of year and learn what how to prepare, preserve and cook with them. There will also be discussion about the medicinal uses of plants, many of which can be used to help support our immune system going forward into the Winter months. This is a truly wonderful time of year as, alongside autumn’s offerings, many plants have a second flush of spring-like new growth. This makes it an exciting time to get outdoors and see what’s occurring in your local green spaces

September 10th Walk £40 –

September 11th Walk £40 –

September 14th Walk £40 –

Mushroom Foraging Courses UK….

Autumn Fruits & Fungi Walks

The Quantocks, Somerset, Location TBC, Saturday 8th and 22nd October plus 5th November  – 10.30pm-2.00pm (approximate end time)

On these Autumn forays we will forage for shoots, seeds, berries and mushrooms, depending on what is most abundant at that time. This may mean the focus is more on plants than fungi, or vice versa.  We will look at safe identification of plants and fungi, what to look for when foraging for either, including preferred habitats of different species, what to eat and what not to eat, how to forage responsibly, medicinal properties, plus I will give you some ideas for turning your foraged ingredients into tasty meals.

*Note: Location TBC near the time and after booking. All these walks will have car parking but I can’t guarantee they will be on bus routes, or easy to cycle to. 

October 8th Walk £50 FULLY BOOKED

October 22nd Walk £50 FULLY BOOKED

November 5th Walk £50

Wild Food Forage and Feast

Forest of Dean – Sunday 9th October

Join me for a whole day of foraging for autumn fungi and wild herbs. Enjoy a forager’s lunch cooked back at base, a very special event space surrounded by wonderful woodlands. We’ll enjoy pickles, fermented mushroom kimchi and other condiments with our meal. Lunch time will be a valuable opportunity to ask any foraging related questions you might have. We’ll also lay out specimens we’ve gathered and use books and mushroom keys to help identify them. As with other foraging walks discussion will focus around numerous topics including; what clues to look for when foraging for mushrooms and plants, preferred habitats of different species, what to eat and what not to eat, how to forage responsibly and the wonderful medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms and plants. I will of course also give you some ideas for turning your foraged ingredients into tasty meals, condiments and drinks! 

Exact location given only after booking.

Note: Gift vouchers may be used in part payment for this event

October 9th Walk £90 –

 

Hampshire Mushroom Walks

Near Ringwood – Saturday 23rd and Saturday 29th October – 10.30am – 2pm (approximate end time)

On our mushroom hunts we will look at safe identification of gourmet woodland fungi, what clues to look for when hunting for mushrooms, including preferred habitats of different species, what to eat and what not to eat, how to forage responsibly, wonderful medicinal and nutritional properties of fungi, plus I will give you some ideas for turning your foraged ingredients into tasty meals, condiments and drinks! These mushroom walks are relatively accessible if driving from London, Bristol etc. 

October 23rd Walk £50

October 29th Walk £50

 

Bristol Mushroom Walks

Near Bristol – Sundays 6th, 13th and 27th November – 10.00pm-1.30pm (approximate end time)

On our mushroom hunts we will look at safe identification of gourmet grassland and woodland fungi, what clues to look for when hunting for mushrooms, including preferred habitats of different species, what to eat and what not to eat, how to forage responsibly, medicinal properties of fungi, plus I will give you some ideas for turning your foraged ingredients into tasty meals, condiments and drinks!

*Note: Due to the unpredictable nature of fungi, walks locations will not be decided until very near each date. All these walks will be very close to Bristol, on a bus route and with car parking

November 6th Walk £50 FULLY BOOKED

November 13th Walk £50 FULLY BOOKED

November 27th Walk £50 FULLY BOOKED

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