A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising wealth edible spring plants and fungi around the woods, coast and hedgerow of Ardkinglas Estate on Loch Fyne, Argyll. Enjoy a wild cook-in of our finds afterwards. We will also make a foraged cocktail – the drink of our walk!
Meet: For a 10.30am start, Tuesday 24th April, Ardkinglas House, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BG (See map tab)
Expect: Gentle walking on well made paths over 3 hours (maximum 2 miles easy walking), followed by and informal al-fresco cook-in of our finds. There will be wild treats and tasters to enjoy throughout.
Learn: Spring hedgerow plants, fungi, coastal succulents and seaweeds. Finding, identification, poisonous lookalikes, mindful harvesting, expert tips, folklore/traditional uses, modern gourmet/medicinal/drinks uses, nutrition, processing, recipes, cooking tips.
Bring: Stout footwear, waterproofs, water. Your learning and enjoyment may also benefit from bringing camera, notebook, field guide (plants), small basket/cloth bag.
TO BOOK PLEASE CONTACT ARDKINGLAS ESTATE
Phone: 01499 600 222
NOTE: Booking for this event is NOT through Galloway Wild Foods, please direct all enquiries to Arkinglas Estate.
If you wish to use a Galloway Wild Foods gift voucher to pay for this event, please mention it when you contact Arkinglas Estate.
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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 often 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. The one thing that makes him more of a handful is other dogs (he will constantly want to play with them), so I generally can’t allow other dogs as it can become a distraction.
Please contact mark on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07900 692 478 if you have specific questions that are not answered here, or if you are running late on the day.