CORONA VIRUS: THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY GOING AHEAD AS SCHEDULED…
…subject to an imminent announcement on new C19 restrictions by the Scottish Government.
Ticket holders have been notified of the meeting place.
A guided foray exploring delicious and healthy wild foods of Galloway’s merse (tidal salt marsh), beaches, autumn hedgerows and woods.
Over the course of about 1.5 miles of walking over 4 hours we will explore a wide range of 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, including a wild food picnic.
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 fungi on this route, but this would be a bonus rather than our main focus.
Note: Although this walk is coastal, seaweeds on this route at this time of year are not in great condition, so this will not be our main focus.
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, but I will bring portioned wild tasters
- 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.