Summer Forest & Hedgerow Foraging Walk, Keswick, Lake District

£25.00£40.00

Saturday, 1 July 2017
13:00 - 17:30

A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising array of edible plants in Cumbria’s summer hedgerows, with a wild cook-in of our finds in the forest afterwards.

Mirehouse/Dodd Wood, near Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE

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Description

A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising array of edible plants in Cumbria’s summer hedgerows, with a wild cook-in of our finds in the forest afterwards.

The day will include summer fruits and flowers, wild salad greens, an introduction to fermenting wild harvests, and a cook-in in Mirehouse Bee Garden. Novices and experienced foragers looking to increase their repertoire will enjoy this event.

Family friendly – 1.5 miles easy walking for all ages. As with all Galloway Wild Foods events, this walk is guided by Mark Williams who has been teaching about foraging for over 25 years.

Independent Blog: Reasons to go Foraging with Mark from Galloway Wild Foods.

Summer wild foods

Time/Date: Saturday 1st July 2017, 1pm – 5.30pm

Meeting Place: Mirehouse/Dodd Wood Forestry Commission Car Park (see map tab). Meet on the grassy area immediately behind the toilet block. The Forestry Commission charges for parking, which is not included in the ticket price. Access to Mirehouse Gardens is included in the ticket price.

Expect: Up to 1.5 miles gentle walking on well made paths over 3 hours followed by and informal al-fresco cook-in of our finds (not a full meal). There will be wild treats and tasters to enjoy throughout.

Learn: Spring hedgerow plants and fungi (usually at least 30 species). Finding, identification, poisonous lookalikes, mindful harvesting, expert tips, folklore/traditional uses, modern gourmet/medicinal uses, nutrition, processing, recipes, cooking tips. Inevitably, the wider politics around foraging and food will come up too. When time and weather allow, we lay out and label our finds to serve as a souvenir and aide-memoire of the afternoon’s discoveries.

Eat/drink: I think it is important to bring the wild foods we encounter to life by not just talking about them, but by eating and drinking them. To this end, in addition to the cook-in at the end, I carry a very hefty bagful of lovingly prepared treats, tasters and tipples to share during the walk. These are both  delicious and educational, and the walk is more like guided grazing, a gentle imbibing of the landscape, than a route march! Often we will make a cocktail of the plants we encounter and drink it in a beautiful spot. The cook-in afterwards serves as both an al-fresco cookery demonstration and a social time to eat together and digest the afternoon’s discoveries with new friends. While I don’t bill this as a full meal,  most people leave well filled! All dietary requirements can be catered for, provided you let me know when you book.

Bring: Stout footwear, waterproofs, water. Your learning and enjoyment may also benefit from bringing camera, notebook, field guide (plants), small basket/cloth bag. If you make any foraged delights you wish to share with the group, please bring them along!

Places are limited and events usually sell out fast – booking is essential.

Gift vouchers are available here

If you already have a gift voucher it can be used to pay for this event (in whole or in part) at the checkout.

 

Additional information

Ticket Type

Adult, Child (8 – 16)

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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 mark@gallowaywildfoods.com 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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