Foraging Walk, Stranraer Oyster Festival

Sunday, 17 September 2017
13.00 - 14.30

Explore the edible opportunities of autumn around Agnew Park and Loch Ryan on this 1.5 hour walk around central Stranraer, as part of the Stranraer Oyster Festival.

Book via Stranraer Oyster Festival


Explore the edible opportunities of autumn around Agnew Park and Loch Ryan with full-time foraging tutor Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods. Over a short, easy 1.5 hour walk, Mark will explain the food, drink and medicinal uses of plants, fruits and fungi around Stranraer and Galloway, with tips on thoughtful harvesting, cooking, preserving and even some wild cocktails making.

There are foraging walks on both the Saturday and Sunday of the festival.

Booking essential.

Price: £15pp, including priority admission to the wild cookery demonstration.

Please note – all booking is via Stranraer Oyster Festival, NOT Galloway Wild Foods. Click the link to go to Stranraer Oyster Festival website.

Please read the following information before booking a Galloway Wild Foods event.

This information applies only to events booked on this website. When booking events involving GWF anywhere other than on this website,  the terms and conditions of the vendor apply, which may be different from the following.

Galloway Wild Foods is under no obligation to refund or rebook for no-shows or cancellations within 2 weeks of the event.

In the unlikely event that an event is cancelled by GWF you will receive full refund, exchange or voucher.

The only weather that causes events to be cancelled is dangerous wind. In these instances you will be notified as early as possible.

Sorry, but no dogs other than guide dogs are permitted on guided walks. I know your’s is really well behaved, but I can’t let some dogs and not others!

Please provide  the following information for all members of your party in the “Additional Information” box on the payment page :

  • Medical conditions
  • Mobility issues
  • Eating restrictions – differentiating between preferences (e.g. vegetarian), intolerances (e.g. gluten intolerance) and serious allergies (e.g. peanut allergy). All requirements can usually be catered for, but these differentiations are required for risk assessments.

Please ensure that  all members of your party come suitably dressed for the weather, season and event.

On all walks, for your comfort and safety, walking boots/wellies, waterproofs and spare clothes are necessary. I always recommend wellies for coastal foraging events – you are likely to get wet feet if you don’t have them!

Please bring your own drinking water.

Your learning and enjoyment may also benefit from bringing a camera, notebook, field guide, small basket/cloth bag. Feel free to bring along any of your own wild food preparations to share and talk about.

Please contact mark on or 07900 692 478 if you have specific questions that are not answered here, or if you are running late on the day.

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