CORONA VIRUS: THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY GOING AHEAD AS SCHEDULED
A guided foray exploring delicious and healthy wild foods of Galloway’s merse (tidal salt marsh), beaches, summer hedgerows and woods.
Summer is high season for the delicious, succulent plants that thrive along the coast. This event is designed to make the most of them, as well as the tasty and aromatic greens and blossoms of maritime woods and hedgerows. Over the course of about 1.5 miles of walking over 4 hours we will explore a wide range of summer wild foods of salt marsh, sandy beach, rocky shore, woods and hedgerows in an exceptionally beautiful area of Galloway. Novices and experienced foragers looking to increase their repertoire will enjoy this event.
Family friendly – 1.5 miles easy walking for all ages. Stout footwear is recommended for the salt marsh part of the walk, which can be muddy. As with all Galloway Wild Foods events, this walk is guided by Mark Williams who has been teaching about foraging for over 25 years.
Meeting place: Coast near Gatehouse of Fleet, Galloway. Ticket holders will be notified of our exact meeting place in the week before the event.
Expect: Up to 1.5 miles gentle walking, initially on muddy salt marsh, then sandy beach and well made paths, over about 4 hours.
Learn: Coastal succulent plants of the salt marsh/merse, and blossoms/herbs of summer woods and hedgerows. Finding, identification, poisonous lookalikes, mindful harvesting, expert tips, folklore/tradit
We may also encounter some summer fungi on this route, but this would be a bonus rather than our main focus.
Note: Although this walk is coastal, we will not encounter many seaweeds on this route.
Based on a full risk assessment around Covid 19 based on current guidelines, and for your comfort and safety, the following measures will be in place:
- Attendees must not have any c19 symptoms (vouchers will be issued for late cancellations due to this)
- Reduced group size to allow for 2m social distancing throughout
- No passing around of plants
- No passing around of tasters
- No group cookery
- Attendees to bring and use their own hand sanitiser
- Face masks are recommended, but optional in an outdoor setting
- Attendees are required to inform GWF if they develop C19 symptoms within 7 days of the event
Note: By the time of this event, measures may be further relaxed, in which case I may introduce more tasting elements, but please book under the assumption that this would be a bonus!
Wellies or walking boots – the salt marsh can be muddy, weather-appropriate clothing, drinking water
Optional: A small basket or cloth bag as there is chance to harvest a good amount of tasty plants on this walk, notebook, camera.
Please note: This event is not recommend this event for children under 8 years old. Sorry, no dogs, unless by prior arrangement.