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.

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 2021

Gift vouchers are available for this year’s walks ) See below for details of dates, times, locations and the focus of each event.

Foraging courses gift vouchers…

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

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

*See terms and conditions relating to gift 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

Note: If you received a gift voucher for Christmas and haven’t already redeemed it, please do so now to avoid disappointment. 

2021 walks calendar…

Winter Greens Walk

Eastville Park, Bristol – Friday 26th / 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 26th Walk £40

February 27th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

Spring Salads foraging walk

Eastville Park, Bristol – Sunday 7th 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, 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 – FULLY BOOKED

Spring Salads foraging walk

Brandon Hill Park, Bristol – Saturday 20th of March / Eastville Park, Bristol – Sunday 21st 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 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

March 21st Walk £40

Brean Down coastal walk

Brean Down, Somerset – Sunday 25th 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 plus make our own herbal infusions. 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 25th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

Eastbrook Farm Forage

Helen Browning’s Farm, Wiltshire – March 6th

Foraging walk followed by scrumptious wild food lunches prepared at the Royal Oak Inn.  For more information and booking please visit: https://www.eastbrookexperiences.com/events-courses-and-workshops

Please note: Go Foraging gift vouchers cannot be redeemed for this event

Coastal/Estuary walks

Clevedon/Sand Bay, Somerset (location tbc) – Sunday 23rd of May, Saturday 5th and Sundays 6th and 20th of June and Sundays 4th and 18th of July – 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!

May 23rd Walk – FULLY BOOKED

June 5th Walk £40

June 6th Walk £40

June 20th Walk £40

July 4th Walk £40

July 18th Walk £40

Autumn Park Walk

Brandon Hill Park, Bristol – Saturday 4th September – 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.

September 4th 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 £50 – FULLY BOOKED

November 6th Walk £50

November 7th Walk – FULLY BOOKED

November 14th Walk £50

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