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Wild Food & Foraging Walks 2024

 

Learn how to forage safely and discover the power of connecting with wild plants.
Join a foraging walk to meet and learn about the common wild edible plants.
You’ll hear about their folklore, historical and modern day uses for food and medicine, wild recipe ideas and preservation techniques, and sample Myrtle’s handcrafted wild treats.
Walks are suitable for anyone starting out with foraging and for folk wishing to develop their existing knowledge.
Unless otherwise described, foraging walks are up to 2 miles long and sometimes over unevan land.

Eat Wild - Foraging Walk Series

A collaboration with Transition Town Totnes

Saturday 16th March

Location: Central Totnes

 Cost: Free for those on low incomes/struggling to afford food

Hedgerow & Woodland Foraging Walk - Sat 23rd March

Location: Dartington Estate

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

Cost:  £35

£8 for under 16’s

Hedgerow, Meadow & Woodland Foraging Walk - Sat 6th April

Location: Bovey Tracy

Time: 11am – 1pm

Cost:  £35 adults

£8 for under 16’s

Hedgerow & Meadow Foraging Walk - Sat 13th April

Location: Daynes Farm, Harberton

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

Cost:  £35

£8 for under 16’s

Estuary & Hedgerow Foraging Walk - Sat 25th May

Location: Near Totnes (within 6 miles)

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Cost:  £35 adults

£8 for under 16’s

Estuary & Hedgerow Foraging Walk - Sat 20th July

Location: Near Totnes (within 6 miles)

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost:  £35 adults

Hedgerow & Meadow Foraging Walk - Sat 5th October

Location: Daynes Farm, Harberton

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

Cost:  £35

£8 for under 16’s

Hedgerow, Meadow & Woodland Foraging Walk - Sat 2nd November

Location: Bovey Tracy

Time: 11am – 1pm

Cost:  £35 adults

£8 for under 16’s

Click here to see booking terms and conditions

Kind Words People Have Said:

“Thank you so very much for a wonderful foraging walk. Your knowledge, presence and ability to weave science and folklore throughout the walk was just a delight.”

Lucy

Longer Courses & Retreats

Hedgerow Foraging & Basketry Weekend – 19th – 20th October 2023

Location: Near Totnes

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm both days

Have you ever wanted to weave a basket straight from the land, and learn how to forage for food & medicine?

Myrtle & Emma warmly invite you to join them for a weekend of foraging for wild food and materials to weave your own unique frame hedgerow gathering basket.

Autumn brings a rich diversity of woodland and hedgerow species, with an abundance of wild food, medicine and materials awaiting our merry band of wildcrafters.

Our cosy outdoor venue nestled in the beautiful Dartington Estate is home for the weekend, with covered fireside spaces, and handmade wild refreshments provided.

We’ll spend part of the weekend out exploring, returning to the warmth of the hearth with everything needed to learn the traditional craft of basketry.

Foraging Day Retreats

2024 dates TBC

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Cost: £85 – inclusive of handmade wild refreshments

Follow the song of the wild to a day amongst plants, just for you.

This course is an invitation to take a pause from busy lives, to come back into connection with yourself, held and supported by wild plants, trees and the ancient practice of foraging.

We’ll explore woodland & hedgerows teeming with life, gathering plants and learning about their gifts of food and medicine, and diving into deeper connection with the plant realm.

Click here to see booking terms and conditions

Foraging and Forest Bathing Experiences

On an immersive and relaxing experience, you’ll be introduced to the sensory arts of foraging and forest therapy, and experience the restorative power of connecting back with nature through wild food and an embodied connection to the land.

You will be guided through relaxing and gentle ways to become fully present in your surroundings, tuning into the plant and animal world with the senses our ancestors used to thrive and survive, meeting and gathering wild edible plants, with the option of staying to share a picnic at the end of the session.

.This is a dive into seasonal foraging interwoven with forest therapy invitations to help you develop a “wildful” relationship with the land and your own inner nature. These experience are co-led with Emma Capper of Creative Journey’s In Nature. To find our more about Forest Bathing, see Emma’s description of this practice.

More dates coming soon

Location: Dartington Estate