Island Escape – Kayak and Forage on the Isle of Canna


Monday, 20 May 2019

An all-inclusive five day sea kayak paddling, foraging and wild food adventure around the Isle of Canna, NW Scotland.

Full Details & Booking via ASKC


Paddle, explore, forage, taste and generally immerse (but hopefully not submerge!) yourself in the stunning edible landscape of a remote Scottish island…

Monday 20th May – Friday 24th May 2019


I’m super-excited to be teaming up with my friends at Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre again to offer this fantastic experience:

  • Paddling, wild camping, coastal foraging and cookery around the beautiful, remote Isle of Canna, off Scotland’s wild west coast.
  • White sands, mountains, big tides, remarkable flora, fauna and seaweeds.
  • 5 day trip with easy paddling, foraging sessions in multiple habitats, including rocky coast, sandy shore, salt marsh, coastal machair, deciduous woodlands and maritime hedgerows
  • Accommodation in wooden pods on by the beach (included in price)
  • Identification, harvesting, medicinal/bushcraft uses and wild cookery of seaweeds, shellfish, coastal plants, woodland plants and hedgerow plants with Scotland’s leading foraging instructor.
  • This trip coincides with some low spring tides, which will maximise our encounters with interesting and delicious seaweeds and shellfish.
  • Instruction in safe sea kayaking from highly qualified instructors.
  • Paddling adventures.
  • Foraged cocktails, campfire cookery and wild feasting – a chance to fully imbibe a stunning marine landscape. All meals are included in the price.
  • Perfectly suitable for novice paddlers as full sea kayaking kit and tuition will be given, or for more experienced kayakers wanting to learn more about foraging.

£790 per person which includes ferry travel to Canna, kayak, gear, food, drinks, pod accommodation, paddling and foraging instruction.

Further information, booking and all enquiries via Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre website.

If you wish to apply a Galloway Wild Foods gift voucher to this event, contact Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre and quote the voucher code.

Coastal Plants



Seaweeds laid out to reflect tidal zonation

Looking for a shorter paddling and foraging trip?

Click image for details of our 3 day wild kayak and foraging trip


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.

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.

My very friendly, calm dog occasionally accompanies me on guided walks. He is not a distraction, and often adds to the entertainment as he tends to like to copy my foraging antics! If you have a specific aversion to dogs, please check with me before booking – I don’t necessarily need to bring him. The one thing that makes him more of a handful is other dogs (he will constantly want to play with them, especially if they are ladies!), so please check in with me first if you might like to bring your own dog.

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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