October is a great time for fungi, herbs, fruits and seeds in South Wales and this event is designed to make the most of it. Over the course of about 1.5 miles of easy walking over 3 hours you will explore the full range of autumn’s wild larder in the company of two of the UK’s leading wild food educators.
- Hedgerow fruits
- Nuts and Seeds
- Autumn herbs
- Medicinal plants and fungi
- Wild Cocktail making
- Preservation, fermentation and wild booze techniques
- Key resources for taking your personal learning forward
There will be wild treats, tipples and tasters to enjoy throughout, and the walk will end with a cook-in of our finds, supplemented by treats and harvests from Liz and Mark’s colossal wild larder. While our main focus will be on autumn plants, seeds and berries, we will not ignore any fungi we come across. This event is designed to compliment this Fungi Day in the same area the day before, and both events can be booked at a discounted rate – see below for details.
Your hosts, guides and caterers for the day will be Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods and Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods
Liz makes and supplies delightful jars of foraged preserves from her farmhouse on the Welsh border, and is a font of knowledge, enthusiasm and exciting ideas on her foraging walks and workshops. Liz’s passion is infectious and you will leave fully infused with ideas and techniques.
Mark is a full-time wild food educator, working closely with community groups, leading chefs, botanical distillers as well as landowner/conservation organisations such as The National Trust and Scottish Natural Heritage.
Full details will be provided on booking, 2 weeks prior to the event, but plan to be within 20 minutes drive of Abergavenny
Date: Sunday 23nd October 2016
Start time: Arrive in time for a 1pm start
Finish time: Around 5.30pm
Cost: Adults £75 Children aged 12 to 16: £45. This even is not suitable for children under 12.
Special Offer: If you book both this event and the Fungi Foraging Day on Saturday 22nd October, you can get them both for £120 Adults, £70 Children.
Booking is via Forage Fine Foods – Click Here
Essential: Stout footwear, weather-appropriate clothing, drinking water
Optional: A small basket or cloth bag, notebook, camera, fungi field guide if you have one
Please read the IMPORTANT INFORMATION tab on this page before booking and again before setting off for the event.
Please note: This event is not recommend for children under 12 years old. Sorry, no dogs, no matter how well behaved.
Please read the following information before booking a Galloway Wild Foods event.
This information applies only to events booked on this website. When booking events involving GWF anywhere other than on this website, the terms and conditions of the vendor apply, which may be different from the following.
Galloway Wild Foods is under no obligation to refund or rebook for no-shows or cancellations within 2 weeks of the event.
In the unlikely event that an event is cancelled by GWF you will receive full refund, exchange or voucher.
The only weather that causes events to be cancelled is dangerous wind. In these instances you will be notified as early as possible.
Please provide the following information for all members of your party in the “Additional Information” box on the payment page :
- Medical conditions
- Mobility issues
- Eating restrictions – differentiating between preferences (e.g. vegetarian), intolerances (e.g. gluten intolerance) and serious allergies (e.g. peanut allergy). All requirements can usually be catered for, but these differentiations are required for risk assessments.
Please ensure that all members of your party come suitably dressed for the weather, season and event.
On all walks, for your comfort and safety, walking boots/wellies, waterproofs and spare clothes are necessary. I always recommend wellies for coastal foraging events – you are likely to get wet feet if you don’t have them!
Please bring your own drinking water.
Your learning and enjoyment may also benefit from bringing a camera, notebook, field guide, small basket/cloth bag. Feel free to bring along any of your own wild food preparations to share and talk about.
My very friendly, calm dog occasionally accompanies me on guided walks. He is not a distraction, and often adds to the entertainment as he tends to like to copy my foraging antics! If you have a specific aversion to dogs, please check with me before booking – I don’t necessarily need to bring him. The one thing that makes him more of a handful is other dogs (he will constantly want to play with them, especially if they are ladies!), so please check in with me first if you might like to bring your own dog.
Please contact mark on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07900 692 478 if you have specific questions that are not answered here, or if you are running late on the day.