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Wild Food Walks

Wild Food Walk 25th June

Location: Dartington Estate.

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Cost: £25 per adult £5 for under 16’s

Wild Food Walk 10th September

Location: Dartington Estate.

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Cost: £25 per adult £5 for under 16’s

Wild Food Walk 29th October

Location: Dartington Estate.

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Cost: £25 per adult £5 for under 16’s

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.

Foraging & Forest Bathing Experience Sunday 26th June

Location: Dartington Estate.

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: £40

Estuary, Saltmarsh & Coastal Foraging Courses

Join a coastal wild food exploration to meet and learn about common wild edible plants found in estuaries and salt marshes, and the nearby wooded inland and hedgerows. Estuaries are home to some of the most succulent, flavour filled and fascinating plants – adapted to living both in and out of the sea…a truly unique sensory collection awaits you down by the water.

We walk with the tide, and consequently start times vary, and these explorations are up to four hours long. Along the way we’ll pause and share a wild brew and some handmade wild tasters prepared from the plants we will be meeting.

These courses require a moderate degree of fitness, they may be up to 3 miles long over hilly and slightly uneven, beautiful ground

Estuary, Woodland & Hedgerow Foraging 28th May

Location: Near Aveton Gifford

Time: 11am – 3pm (approx)

Cost: £40 per person

Day Courses & Retreats

Wild Food Day Retreat – 9th July

Location: Dartington Estate

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £65 – 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 deep woodland, meadows & hedgerows teeming with life, gathering plants and learning about their gifts of food and medicine, and diving into deeper connection with the plant realm.

Befriending Bramble: Foraging & Wild Weaving – 16th July

Location: Dartington Estate

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Cost: £65 – inclusive of handmade wild refreshments

Experience deep relaxation on a woodland retreat, where plants meet craft in a day of wild weaving, foraging and folklore. 

Have you ever wondered what stories the humble bramble has to tell? What wisdom, medicine and materials are offered by bramble and its woodland friends?

Learn how to harvest and weave with this wild and ubiquitous material, as we uncover the indigenous roots of bramble and rediscover her place in our lives.

We will take a sensory journey, weaving story and wildcrafting lore as we develop a deeper relationship with bramble and this land.