We are surrounded by wild food all the time.
All we need to do is recognise it.
Explore this site for in-depth information on wild food and guided foraging walks
Autumn Harvest Foraging Walk, Galloway
21 October 2017October is a great time for fungi, fruits and seeds in Galloway 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 we will explore a wide range of Scotland's remarkable hedgerow and woodland larder. Novices and experienced foragers looking to increase their repertoire will enjoy this event.
Late Autumn Fungi, Coast & Hedgerow Foraging Walk, Galloway
29 October 2017Late October is a great time for fungi, fruits, seaweeds, succulent plants and seeds in Galloway 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 we will explore the full range of our Scotland's remarkable wild larder on beach, rocky shore, salt marsh, forest and hedgerow.
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Winter Chanterelle - Edibility, identification, distribution.Winter chanterelles are a common, easy to identify and delicious mushrooms that can be picked in large numbers right through November and well into December. Here I look at 4 species that often get referred to as winter chanterelles: yellowlegs, golden chanterelle, ashen chanterelle and winter chanterelle
Hedgehog mushroom - Edibility, Identification, DistributionIn the odd world of fungi, the hedgehog mushroom still manages to stand out as eccentric. Its the joker in the pack, and for anyone who is struggling to get to grips with identifying edible wild mushrooms, its refusal to conform to even the loosest of mycological norms make it a godsend. Better still, it is fairly common, immune to insect attack and very tasty.
Sea Buckthorn - Identification, Edibility, DistributionThis is the most striking and delicious of all our UK berries in my opinion - once you get over their nose-scrunching acidity! They are exceptionally good for you, being rammed with antioxidants and vitamin C. They are mostly found coastally, but are starting to be introduced - or introducing themselves - to more inland locations...
Super Simple Wild Fruit LeathersFruit leathers are simple. You can throw in whatever mixture of hedgerow fruits you come home with, and no need to weigh or time anything. All you need is fruit and sugar or honey to taste to make a delicious, healthy, long-lasting treat that will cheer up any walk or forage with an intense fruit hit.