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 take place in Bristol, other events happen further afield; Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire, Clevedon, Hampshire and South Wales. Most walks and courses are in The West Country

To arrange a foraging 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, worked with restaurants, country houses and estates as well as hotels. I often collaborate with organisations delivering wellbeing packages for retreats and festivals. I regularly deliver foraging walks and courses to schools, scouts groups, forest schools, catering colleges and other youth organisations.

I am available for private friends or family group bookings with cost ranging from £350. For corporate events please contact me for a quote. You can get in touch with me here if you’d like to book a foraging day.

Gift vouchers are available. See below for availability, valid until dates, terms and conditions plus information about each of this year’s events.   2022 walks will be posted from autumn this year.

Foraging courses gift vouchers…

Plant walk gift voucher £40 (valid until April 2022*)                                   

Mushroom walk gift voucher £50 (valid for 2021 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 £150

2021 Walks Dates…

Urban Foraging Walk 

River Frome, Bristol – Wednesday 21st July, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Join me for a walk along the river Frome in Bristol. Foraging favourite wild edibles, super nutritious and delicious, and more often than not growing on your doorstep! Some of the plants we can expect to encounter include meadowsweet, wild raspberry, mugwort and garlic mustard. I’ll share some my favourite recipes for pickles, ferments, herbal infusions, syrups for puddings and cocktails, tinctures, summer salad dressings, marinades for tempeh and more. You’ll have the chance to sample some pre-made wild tasters as well as making your own wild herbal infusions. There’ll be discussion around wonderful flavour combinations, nutritional benefits of plants plus historical as well as modern day uses of wild foods. The walk will also cover how to best approach foraging and how to get the most from this incredibly rewarding, age old activity.

July 21st Walk CLICK HERE TO BOOK PLACES

Coastal/Estuary walks

North West Somerset (location tbc) –  18th July & 7th August – 9.30am-12.30pm

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! 

July 18th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

August 7th £40

Autumn Park Walks

Brandon Hill Park, Bristol – Saturday 4th September, Eastville Park, Bristol – Sunday 5th September & Ashton Court Estate – Saturday 11th September. Walks start at 9.30am and end around 12.30pm,

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 4th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

September 5th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

September 11th Walk – £40

Mushroom walks, Hampshire (not close to Bristol)

Hampshire – Sundays 3rd and 17th October – 11am-2.30pm (approximate end time)

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 3rd Walk £50

October 17th Walk £50

Mushroom walks, Bristol

Bristol, Location tbc (*see below) – Sundays 31st October and 7th and 14th November – 10am-1.30pm

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.

*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

October 31st Walk – FULLY BOOKED

November 6th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

November 7th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

November 13th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

November 14th Walk – 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