DAY COURSES

SPRING WILD FOOD WALKS - February to May
 
SEAWEED & SEASHORE WILD FOOD WALKS - June to September
 
BERRIES, NUTS, ROOTS, LICHENS & FUNGI WILD FOOD WALKS - September to November
 
 
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SPRING WILD FOOD WALKS
 
February - May 2021
 
 
P10000191
 
Staverton, Devon

The wild foods of Spring raise your metabolism, strip the body of cholesterol and clean your blood. They give you vitality and a feeling of being positive and clear headed. They have amazingly fiery flavours, waking us up after the winter hibernation.
 
These courses teach you how to make a soup for cold days and a salad for warm days entirely from wild food. 
 
You will be shown the structure, texture and scent differences to identify edible leaves & flowers and how to tell them apart from the poisonous look-a-likes  that grow amongst them.

A colour, illustrated notebook is included in the price.

COST  

 

Each half-day walk, on a day of your choice, costs £150 for up to 4 adults.

Then £20 for each additional adult up to a maximum of 6 adults in total.

Children are welcome from 11 years.

 

DATES & TIMES

Spring wild food walks are available on a day of your choice, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 1.30pm, February 1st to May 31st 2021.

Please email me with a few dates and hopefully I can accommodate you.

 

HOW TO BOOK A PLACE

Please email wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com to tell me which date you'd like.
 
 I'll email back with the availablity and a Paypal link to secure it with the full payment of £150 for up to 4 adults, £20 extra for each additional adult up to a maximum of 6.

Once the payment has been made, you'll receive an email of exactly where we meet and what to bring.
 
If you need to re-arrange please give me 24 hours notice. 
 
 
This short film shows part of a Spring Wild Food Walk:
 
 

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SEAWEED WILD FOOD WALKS

June - September 2021

 

 


 

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The garden between the worlds. East Prawle, Devon. Lifts can be arranged from Totnes train station.
 

This amazing journey to the edge of the sea, takes us to the hunting grounds for seaweeds that taste like smoky bacon, uumbers and hazelnuts, seaweeds that make energy-giving soups, crisps, pates and delicious puddings, and seaweeds that heal all manner of skin conditions.

 

You’ll learn how to identify them and how to cook with them, how to make the seaweed medicine and how to make a seaweed spa to have at home.

We'll also hunt along the shore for the ancestors of our garden vegetables, far richer in taste and nourishment than anything planted by Man.

A colour illustrated booklet is included in the price showing all that we find.

 

Please note: this walk begins and ends with a steep, footpath walk down to the sea.


COST
 

Each half-day walk, on a day of your choice, costs £150 for up to 4 adults.

Then £20 for each additional adult up to a maximum of 6 adults in total.

Children are welcome from 11 years.

 

DATES & TIMES

Times are linked to the tides and vary for each date

7, 8, 9,10,11,12,13,14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 JUNE

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 JULY

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 AUGUST

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 SEPTEMBER

 

Email me on wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com with the date you'd like and hopefully I can accommodate you.

 

The times will be linked to the tides, so please be on time. The roads down to East Prawle can take longer than expected, so please allow plenty of time. Estimated time from Totnes is 1 hour. The walks take about 3.5 hours in total, much of that is spent sitting and listening.
 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
 
Once we get to the beach, we walk barefoot, very slowly, out over the seaweed. Please bring a 
walking stick to help you balance. Some people have ignored this advise and found themselves in difficulties which holds up the group and annoys everyone so you will not be allowed to participate unless you have a walking stick - a length of Hazel from the hedge, a broom handle or a curtain pole have all been used, it doesn't have to be one of the new fangled walking sticks from the shops, just something that is sturdy enough to take your weight.

Walking barefoot means that we cause little damage, we see far more than we could if wearing shoes and we absorb the vitamins and minerals of the seaweed through the skin on our feet, it's the most absorbent skin on our bodies. Many people's feet are tender so we walk very slowly so as not to cause harm to ourselves.

If you would like to gather some seaweed to take home, please bring a 
pair of scissors and a basket or open weave hessian bag - NO plastic bags please, it rots the seaweed and makes a lot of noise. It's also a good idea to bring something to sit on on the seaweedy rocks, a snack and a drink.

Please don't bring a dog because they often eat the seaweed and become hyperactive.


HOW TO BOOK A PLACE

 

Please email wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com to tell me which date you'd like and I'll email back with the availablity and a Paypal link to secure it with the full payment. 
 
If you need to re-arrange please give me at least 24 hours notice. 

 

 

 


BERRIES, NUTS, ROOTS, LICHEN & FUNGI

September - November 2021  



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Buckfast, south Dartmoor.


This short walk along the bank of the River Dart through beautiful, wild country, teaches you how to find and identify the wild produce of Autumn in order to make a complete meal for the winter. It also covers new ways of adding the ingredients to everyday cooking without the need for topping and tailing or the adding of sugar.

Picking bright orangey-red berries out of a clear blue sky fills the memory with zinging colour, knowing which roots to dig up to add nourishment to winter soups, and which nuts to roast for richly comforting winter drinks, can help you to melt into the woods this Autumn and play your part in Nature instead of bracing yourself against it.

A colour illustrated booklet is included in the price.


COST
 

Each half-day walk, on a day of your choice, costs £150 for up to 4 adults.

Then £20 for each additional adult up to a maximum of 6 adults in total.

Children are welcome from 11 years.

 

 

DATES & TIMES

Start at 10am, finish at about 1.30pm

Please email me a date you'd like in September, October or November.

 

HOW TO BOOK A PLACE
 

Email wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com to tell me which date you'd like and I'll email back with the availablity and a Paypal link to secure it with the full payment. 
If you need to re-arrange please give me at least 24 hours notice.
 

 


 

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BEGINNERS COURSE

 



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Unfortunately I have had to withdraw this course as too many people were returning to the locations I'd shown them despite promising not to and gathering so there was nothing left.