Wild Food Foraging - Cultivating Skills &
Confidence through Inspiring Forays in Nature

Calendar 2018.

Here are the new dates for 2018! There maybe a few changes, though basically this is it.

Winter

January

WINTER FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sun 14th Jan, 10-1pm Perranuthnoe, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Fantastic views and easy walking on this Winter foray. Winter in Cornwall can be rich for foraging, with wild spices and leaves to keep us nourished through these months. Come and join us to find out!

You can see the full content of this half day course here; Seasonal Foraging Courses

Meet: Car Park at Perranuthnoe. Postcode: TR20 9NE

Directions: From the A394 Penzance to Helston road, at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, turn down the lane signposted Perranuthnoe. Please take care as the lane narrows in places. Keep going until you find the carpark on the left.


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February

SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 2nd Feb, 11am-2pm Mousehole, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Join the first seaweed foraging course for 2018 and learn how these amazing sea vegetables can provide us nutrition, flavour and diversity in our diet.

Set yourself up for 2018, and learn these fantastic skills. For full details of what's covered in a course, please see; Foraging courses in Cornwall

Seaweeds of all shapes, sizes & tastes - good for bread, soups, stir fries, salads or desserts. Seaweed is used in many foods we're all familiar with

Timed with an excellent low tide to see & experience the best of the coast. This area is rich with edible seaweeds of all kinds. Rocks tend to be slippery - wear suitable footwear!

Meet: Outside the Sandpiper Gallery, Mousehole Harbour, Mousehole, TR19 6QE

Transport: Ample car parks, or local buses from Penzance

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring


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COASTAL/HEDGEROW FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sat 17th Feb, 10am-1pm Mawnan, nr Falmouth, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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A beautiful circular walk taking in a great range of hedgerow edibles and coastal foods. Winter is a great time to spot, pick and feast on early Spring greens. Come and find out what, where and why.

To see the full course content please click on the link to foraging courses

Level of Walk: This course is on the coast path, a little on the beach, and up hill to our starting point. Includes slopes, gates and the flat. Approximately 2 miles.

Meet: Outside Mawnan Church, Church Road, Mawnan, TR11 5HY

Parking: In private car park by the church: £2. Alternatively, you can park further up the lane (before you reach the church), for free.

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring

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Spring

March

NATURE AND BODY RETREAT DAY ~ Lungs/Breath/Environment

Sat 3rd Mar, 10-5pm Roselidden Farm, Helston, Cornwall

Adults £55, including shared lunch
 

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Lungs / Air / Environment

An opportunity to reconnect to your body and nature, and feel restored and nourished after Winter and in anticipation of Spring.

Why Lungs, Air and the Environment?
The lungs and respiratory system connect the external and with the internal; taking in oxygen created by plants and breathing out co2 for the benefit of plant life. The fullness of your breath can reflect the degree that you are engaging with life, and your capacity to let go. It can be the place of grief, sadness and feeling positively sated of life. Through compassionate awareness and attention, you can learn to support your body’s respiratory function, which in turn supports your engagement with life, and the trees, plants and marine algae.

About Retreat Days
Body and Nature Retreat Days aim to align you with the innate intelligence of your own body and the world around you. The days are based on mindfulness body awareness, combined with nature awareness, and informed by the sensitive practice of somatics. Soma means to ‘experience the body from within’ and is a profound way to connect to the inner landscape of your body.

Each retreat day will include; Gently paced awareness exercises, time indoors and outdoors, in stillness and movement, appropriate scientific, anatomical and physiological knowledge and personal experience. There will also be an optional shared walk, a tiny, tiny bit of foraging and shared food.

Benefits include;
>Increasing your understanding and support of your own body
>Feeling more connected, nourished, well and alive
>Learning to listen to the innate intelligence of your body and nature
>Rediscover the interconnectedness of all life, and how to tap into it
>Experiencing your body as part of nature and how they support each other

Who is it for?
Retreat days are suitable for anyone wishing to connect to them selves and the natural environment; to receive and engage in a nourishing day, paced with movement, food, stillness and walks. You may already have your own practice in yoga or mindfulness, be a health practitioner, or just somebody who needs a break and some food for your body and soul.

Size of Group: 4-8 persons

What to Bring; Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a blanket and cushion (there are also chairs available), socks are also good as the indoor space is shoes off (though there is under floor heating). Please bring layers of clothing, and suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Bring something to share for lunch (there will also be a communal dish provided).

The Venue: Roselidden Farm is beautiful, warm, functional and a perfect venue for a retreat day. See more and directions here.

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SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sun 4th Mar, 11am-2pm Prussia Cove, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Timed with an excellent Spring low tide, the first of the year. In this course you'll learn about the differing qualities of each seaweed and their uses. This venue is rich in seaweeds. For full course content please see;
Seasonal Foraging Courses

About the Walk: About 2 miles in length, includes walking down a steep slipway to the beach. The beach is rocky in places, with rockpools and potential slippery areas too.

Meeting point: Meet at Prussia Cove, turning off Helston Rd (A394), go to the end of the road (go straight ahead into the free car park, not left down the track), where you'll find the free car park. Grid Ref. SW555283, Postcode: TR20 9BA

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring

Transport: Buses from Penzance and Falmouth, alight at the Falmouth Packet Inn, & 1 mile walk to the starting point


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EARLY SPRING FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 23rd Mar, 2-5pm Prussia Cove, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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A beautiful circular walk, taking in the sights of St Michael's Mount, enclosed footpaths, open fields and the coast path. For full course content please see; Seasonal Foraging Courses

About the Walk: About 2.5 miles in length, includes exposed coastal path.

Meeting point: Meet at Prussia Cove, turning off Helston Rd (A394), go to the end of the road (go straight ahead into the free car park, not left down the track), where you'll find the free car park. Grid Ref. SW555283, Postcode: TR20 9BA

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring

Transport: Buses from Penzance and Falmouth (alight Falmouth Packet Inn, and 1 mile walk to starting point), let me know if you need a lift.

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April

FORAGE AND COOK: ALEXANDERS

Mon 9th Apr, 10-2pm Bosullow, West Cornwall

Adults £50, includes foray, cooking tuition, lunch and take homes
 

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FORAGE, COOK, EAT and EXPLORE
1 INGREDIENT: 3 DISHES
(Alexanders will be combined with other ingredients to do this!)

Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) is a fantastic plant related to celery and angelica. We will make 3 to 4 different dishes to taste, eat and take away. I've had a lot of success at using it in cooking and learnt several lessons along the way!

This is a new course for 2018, and will include;
> Short foraging walk to collect our wild ingredient
> Tuition on plant picking (best parts), preparation, storage, preserving
> Shared lunch (includes Alexanders)
> Cooking demonstrations
> Cooking sessions with guidance
> Dishes to take home

Venue: Bramble Cottage has a newly built, well-equipped, spacious and light kitchen in West Cornwall. Full address given on booking.


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FORAGING WALKS and WILD TASTERS

4-14th April 2018 Walk Scilly Festival, Isles of Scilly

Exact dates and prices TBC
 

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Twice a year I lead foraging walks for Walk Scilly Festival. Expect 2 different walks from me, one day after the other, including collaborations with island chefs, incorporating; tasty seaweeds, coastal and in-land plants.

Details here about; Walk Scilly 2018


FORAGE AND COOK: NETTLES

Mon 16th April, 10am-2pm Busullow, West Cornwall

£50pp, includes foray, cooking tuition, lunch and take homes
 

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FORAGE, COOK, EAT and EXPLORE
1 INGREDIENT: 3 DISHES
(Nettles will be combined with other ingredients to do this!)

Nettles (Urtica dioica) is so much more than the plant that stings; cooked it is delicious, with depth of flavour, no sting and goodness. We will make 3 to 4 different dishes to taste, eat and take away.

This is a new course for 2018, and will include;
> Short foraging walk to collect our wild ingredient
> Tuition on plant picking (best parts), preparation, storage, preserving
> Shared lunch (includes Nettles)
> Cooking demonstrations
> Cooking sessions with guidance
> Dishes to take home

Venue: Bramble Cottage has a newly built, well-equipped, spacious and light kitchen in West Cornwall. Full address given on booking.


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SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 20th Apr, 1-4pm Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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An accessible beach foray, where we'll be safely walking and learning around rockpools around a really low tide; giving us great access to seaweeds.

For full details of what's covered in a course, please see; Foraging courses in Cornwall

Meet: Gyllyngvase Beach, Seafront, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4NB

Terrain: Please note this walk includes a bit of rock pool scrambling, please ensure you've suitable footwear and ability.

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring

Dog friendly

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May

WOODLAND/COASTAL FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sun 6th May, 2-5pm St Loy, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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This is a unique combination of woodland and coast, in a little known venue, well worth discovering. Please note I don't teach mushrooms and fungi.

For full details of what's covered in a course, please see; Foraging courses in Cornwall

Level of Walk: Approximately 2-3 miles, includes stile, may be muddy, relatively flat with some gradients.

Meeting Point: Meet at the road entrance to St Loy woods. Postcode: TR19 6DJ

Directions: Take the A30 to Penzance, from Penzance head along the seafront towards Newlyn continuing up the large hill ahead of you (B3315). Staying on this road for 5 miles, follow directions for Lamorna. Ingore the turning for Lamorna Cove, and continue another 2 miles (approx) past the Merry Maidens stone circle on your left. The road will eventually dip down, passing 2 strips of woodland on your left, the second is marked with a footpath sign, and is our meeting point. If you pass Trevedran House, you've gone a little too far... (though see parking notes below).

Parking: You may be able to park along the road side, otherwise, just past Trevarden House there is a field* marked for parking on the left. Parking is £2 donation. I suggest you park facing towards the gate if it's muddy!

Transport: Not very accessible by public transport, let me know if you need a lift.

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SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 18th May, 12.30-3.30pm Mousehole, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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A beautiful protected cove, just outside the picturesque village of Mousehole. Here, when the tide goes out, the seaweeds, as if by magic, appear in abundance and with wonderful diversity. There is hardly any walking to reach this starting point, though the seaweed rewards are rich.

For full details of what's covered in a course, please see; Foraging courses in Cornwall

Timed with an excellent low tide to see & experience the best of the coast. This area is rich with edible seaweeds of all kinds. Rocks tend to be slippery - wear suitable footwear!

Meet: Outside the Sandpiper Gallery, Mousehole Harbour, Mousehole, TR19 6QE

Transport: Ample car parks, or local buses from Penzance

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring


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COASTAL/HEDGEROW FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Tues 29th May, 10.30-1.30pm TBC Helford, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Why not hop on the Helford Ferry from Falmouth, and join this foraging course along the shoreline, hedgerows and beach. Discover the versatility of seaweeds, the range of shellfish and the delicious hedgerow plants that will compliment it all perfectly.

There will be tasters on the course, though I highly recommend going for lunch afterwards at the ShipWrights Arms where they serve delicious local fish and shellfish.

Timed with a low tide and in conjunction with Falriver Festival.

Meet: By the Helford river slipway, Helford village, TR12 6JX

Transport: By foot ferry, car, foot or bicycle. Lifts available from Penzance

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring


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Summer

June

COASTAL/HEDGEROW FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 8th June, 2-5pm Gwithian, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Just round the coast from St Ives, and looking out towards Godrevy lighthouse, Gwithian has 3 miles of sandy beach and a great access to a range of inland and coastal plants nearby.

For full course content please click on this link to foraging courses

Level of walk: Includes walking across sand, sand dunes, steps and paths. Approx 2 miles in length.

Meeting point: Gwithian Towans Pay & Display Car Park, Nr. Hayle, TR27 5BT

Directions: From the A30, take the turning for Hayle, and onto Gwithian (Loggans Rd, B3301), you’ll go past lots of holiday parks then at the top of a small incline, look out for a left turning, which is on a slight bend (to the right) on the road, with a stopping area just after it. Follow the road down to the bottom (over a few speed humps) to the large Pay & Display car park at the bottom. We will meet there.

If you get to Gwithian village, and the Red river Pub, you've gone too far. Turn around and head to the top of the hill, looking for the right turn.

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ADVENTURERS SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sun 17th June, 1.30-4.30pm Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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This seaweed course is for adventures; those willing to go a little further to find seaweeds, across slippery rocks to find a wider variety of seaweeds. To be exhilarated by the sea, though still staying safe and sustainable. For full details of the course, see; Seasonal Courses

A stunning, exposed area, east of Lands End, with a wonderful range of edible plants to forage & learn about. We will aim to go out as far as we can to see the seaweeds available to us at low tide here.

For full details of what's covered in a course, please see; Foraging courses in Cornwall

Meeting Point: Meet National Trust Car Park, Cape Cornwall (outside St Just, West Penwith Map Ref. SW 353 316, Postcode (for Sat Navs) TR19 7NN

Directions: From St Just in Penwith, drive down Cape Cornwall Road, winding lane for about 1.5miles, past the Cape Cornwall Golf Club (to your left), and down the steep hill towards the sea - you'll find the car park as you can go no further!

Transport: Buses to St Just from St Ives and Penzance, and 1.5 mile walk to starting point from there. Do ask if a lift is needed.

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring

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July

SEAWEED/COASTAL FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 13th July, 10am-1pm Maenporth, nr Falmouth, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Slip a little further away from Falmouth and discover the edible plants and seaweeds all around you. For full details of what's covered in a course, please see; Foraging courses in Cornwall

Level of walk: 2 miles maximum, includes on the beach and coast path.

Meeting point: Meet in the pay and display car park at Maenporth beach, on the west side of Falmouth.

Directions: Here's a helpful page with a map and directions

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring

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SUMMER FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sat 21st July, 2-5pm Gwithian, nr Hayle, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Summer flowers, scents and edibles, this course includes hedgerow, grassland and coastal plants across coastal areas, and inland.

To see the full course description please go to; Seasonal Foraging Courses

Level of Walk: Includes steps and walking on the sand. Maximum 2 miles in distance.

Meet: Gwithian Towans Pay & Display Car Park, Nr. Hayle, TR27 5BT

Directions: From the A30, take the turning for Hayle, and onto Gwithian (Loggans Rd, B3301), you’ll go past lots of holiday parks then at the top of a small incline, look out for a left turning, which is on a slight bend (to the right) on the road, with a stopping area just after it. Follow the road down to the bottom (over a few speed humps) to the large Pay & Display car park at the bottom. We will meet there.

If you get to Gwithian village, and the Red river Pub, you've gone too far. Turn around and head to the top of the hill, looking for the right turn.

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August

SUMMER FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sat 4th Aug, 2-5pm Perranuthnoe, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Summer is here, the beaches are busy and we'll slip onto the coastal path to discover the secret world of foraging. This course will cover hedgerow and coastal plants. You can see the full content of this half day course here; Seasonal Foraging Courses

Meet: Car Park at Perranuthnoe. Postcode: TR20 9NE

Directions: From the A394 Penzance to Helston road, at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, turn down the lane signposted Perranuthnoe. Please take care as the lane narrows in places. Keep going until you find the carpark on the left.

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COASTAL/SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Mon 13th Aug, 12-3pm Maenporth, nr Falmouth, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £5, under 5s free
 

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Slip a little further away from Falmouth and discover the edible plants and seaweeds all around you.To find out more about what this course covers see; Foraging Courses

Level of walk: 2 miles maximum, includes on the beach and coast path.

Meeting point: Meet in the pay and display car park at Maenporth beach, on the west side of Falmouth.

Directions: Here's a helpful page with a map and directions

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring

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COASTAL/WOODLAND FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Thurs 23rd Aug, 2-5pm Treen, nr Land's End, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Near Porthcurno Telegraph Museum and the stunning Minack theatre. A beautiful circular walk along the coastal path, down into Penberth, through woodland and across fields, this course will include coastal, hedgerow, field and woodland edibles.

For full course content, please click on this link to foraging courses

Walk Route/Level: Includes coastal path, steps and stile, approximately 3 miles

Meeting point: Car Park at top end of Treen village, Map Ref: SW395230, Postcode (for Sat Navs) TR19 6LG

Public Transport: Buses from Penzance and St Ives, lifts available from Penzance.

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Autumn

September

ADVENTURERS SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sun 9th Sept, 10-1pm St Anthony-in-Meneage, Lizard, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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A beautiful, hidden corner of Cornwall, which feels very unspoilt.

Join a seaweed foraging course on the Helford, where together we will walk out, past the mud flats of the estuary at the low tide to experience the riches the sea has to offer.

This course is best suited to adventurers, as we will be walking a fair way over rocks to get to our seaweeding spot. We will stay fairly stationary to learn together, before safely dodging the tide and returning to our starting place.

Meeting point: There is limited parking at St Anthony-in-Meneage, so I suggest we meet at the main car park in Helford village at 9.30/40am and car share to our destination. If this is not possible for you, we will be meeting opposite the boat yard in St Anthony-in-Meneage, which is also a 3 mile walk from the car park.

Arial map: A very rural venue, please give yourself plenty of time to get there, along small windy roads.

What to Bring: A useful list for your comfort and ease

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FORAGE AND COOK: SEAWEEDS

Mon 10th Sept, 10am-2pm Busullow, West Cornwall

£50pp, includes foray, cooking tuition, lunch and take homes
 

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FORAGE, COOK, EAT and EXPLORE
1 INGREDIENT: 3 DISHES
(Seaweeds will be combined with other ingredients to do this!)

Seaweeds (Marine algae) are nutritious and diverse in their flavour and uses. Learn how to transform these sea vegetables into tasty dishes. We will make 3 to 4 different dishes to taste, eat and take away.

This is a new course for 2018, and will include;
> Discover a range of seaweeds and their application
> Tuition on plant picking (best parts), preparation, storage, preserving
> Shared lunch (includes Seaweeds)
> Cooking demonstrations
> Cooking sessions with guidance
> Dishes to take home

Venue: Bramble Cottage has a newly built, well-equipped, spacious and light kitchen in West Cornwall. Full address given on booking.


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NATURE AND BODY RETREAT DAY ~ Heart/Connection/Vitality

Sun 24th Sept, 10am-5pm Roselidden Farm, Helston, Cornwall

£55pp
 

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Heart / Connection / Vitality

An opportunity to reconnect to your body and nature, as you absorb the gifts of Summer and prepare to gracefully enter Autumn.

Why Heart, connection and vitality?
The heart is the organ of love, joy and vitality; an involuntary pump that sends oxygenated blood around the body to nourish all of the body’s cells. It has a particular connection to the eyes and hands, as you reach towards another, towards the world. Its powerful magnetic field is stronger than that of the brain, enabling it to have a significant impact on the rest of your body and the environment surrounding it.

About Retreat Days
Body and Nature Retreat Days aim to align you with the innate intelligence of your own body and the world around you. The days are based on mindfulness body awareness, combined with nature awareness, and informed by the sensitive practice of somatics. Soma means to ‘experience the body from within’ and is a profound way to connect to the inner landscape of your body.

Each retreat day will include; Gently paced awareness exercises, time indoors and outdoors, in stillness and movement, appropriate scientific, anatomical and physiological knowledge and personal experience. There will also be an optional shared walk, a tiny, tiny bit of foraging and shared food.

Benefits include;
>Increasing your understanding and support of your own body
>Feeling more connected, nourished, well and alive
>Learning to listen to the innate intelligence of your body and nature
>Rediscover the interconnectedness of all life, and how to tap into it
>Experiencing your body as part of nature and how they support each other

Who is it for?
Retreat days are suitable for anyone wishing to connect to them selves and the natural environment; to receive and engage in a nourishing day, paced with movement, food, stillness and walks. You may already have your own practice in yoga or mindfulness, be a health practitioner, or just somebody who needs a break and some food for your body and soul.

Size of Group: 4-8 persons

What to Bring; Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a blanket and cushion (there are also chairs available), socks are also good as the indoor space is shoes off (though there is under floor heating). Please bring layers of clothing, and suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Bring something to share for lunch (there will also be a communal dish provided).

The Venue: Roselidden Farm is beautiful, warm, functional and a perfect venue for a retreat day. See more and directions here.


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AUTUMN FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sun 30th Sept, 10-1pm Gwithian, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s free £15, under 5s free
 

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Gwithian is beautiful situated between St Ives and Godrevy lighthouse, with 3 miles of golden sand and a nature reserve nearby. On this course you will learn a combination of coastal plants and inland plants. Suitable for all abilities.

To see the full course content, please go to; Seasonal Foraging Courses

Level of Walk: Includes steps and walking on the sand. Maximum 2 miles in distance.

Meet: Gwithian Towans Pay & Display Car Park, Nr. Hayle, TR27 5BT

Directions: From the A30, take the turning for Hayle, and onto Gwithian (Loggans Rd, B3301), you’ll go past lots of holiday parks then at the top of a small incline, look out for a left turning, which is on a slight bend (to the right) on the road, with a stopping area just after it. Follow the road down to the bottom (over a few speed humps) to the large Pay & Display car park at the bottom. We will meet there.

If you get to Gwithian village, and the Red river Pub, you've gone too far. Turn around and head to the top of the hill, looking for the right turn.

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October

FORAGE AND COOK: SLOES & HAWTHORN FRUITS

Mon 1st Oct, 10am-2pm Busullow, West Cornwall

£50pp, includes foray, cooking tuition, lunch and take homes
 

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FORAGE, COOK, EAT and EXPLORE
1 INGREDIENT: 3 DISHES
(Hawthorn berries and Sloe fruits will be combined with other ingredients to do this!)

Sloes (Prunus spinosa) and Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)berries are abundant in Cornwall, though we rarely use them, except for sloe gin! Both have rich flavours, if you know how to process and use them. We will make 3 to 4 different dishes to taste, eat and take away.

This is a new course for 2018, and will include;
> Short foraging walk to collect our wild ingredient
> Tuition on plant picking (best parts), preparation, storage, preserving
> Shared lunch (includes wild berries)
> Cooking demonstrations
> Cooking sessions with guidance
> Dishes to take home

Venue: Bramble Cottage has a newly built, well-equipped, spacious and light kitchen in West Cornwall. Full address given on booking.


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COASTAL/WOODLAND FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sat 13th Oct, 1-4pm Treen, nr Lands End, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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A circular walk along the coastal path, down into Penberth village and back through the woods and across the fields.
This is a longer walk (3 miles), with a wide range of coastal, river and woodland plants.

Course content: Please click on this link to Foraging Courses for full details

Level of walk: Approximately 3 miles. Up and down and includes some stiles.

Meeting point: Car Park at top end of Treen village, Map Ref: SW395230, Postcode (for Sat Navs) TR19 6LG

Public Transport: Bus No. 1

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SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 26th Oct, 11am-2pm Mawnan, nr Falmouth, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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A woodland amble down to the beach in this beautiful area, where our small beach will grow with the low tide and reveal a spectacular range of edible seaweeds.

To see the full course content please click on the link to foraging courses

Level of Walk: This course is on a rocky beach, which can be also be slippery. The walk down is on a slope, includes gates and the flat-ish walking. Approximately 1.5 miles.

Meet: Outside Mawnan Church, Church Road, Mawnan, TR11 5HY

Parking: In private car park by the church: £2. Alternatively, you can park further up the lane (before you reach the church), for free.

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring


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November

SEAWEED/COASTAL FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 9th Nov, 10.30am-1.30pm Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall

Adults £35, Under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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The main focus of this course will be on seaweeds, though if time and interest allows, coastal edible plants will also be included. A rich environment for foraging and dog-friendly beach at this time of year.

For full details of the course, see; Seasonal Courses

For full details of what's covered in a course, please see; Foraging courses in Cornwall

Meeting Point: Meet National Trust Car Park, Cape Cornwall (outside St Just, West Penwith Map Ref. SW 353 316, Postcode (for Sat Navs) TR19 7NN

Directions: From St Just in Penwith, drive down Cape Cornwall Road, winding lane for about 1.5miles, past the Cape Cornwall Golf Club (to your left), and down the steep hill towards the sea - you'll find the car park as you can go no further!

Buses: From Penzance and St Ives, to St Just only (20-30 minute walk). Lifts available from Penzance.

What to Bring: Have a look here, for what to expect and bring

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NATURE AND BODY RETREAT DAY ~ Bones/Core/Nourish

Sun 19th Nov, 10am-5pm Roselidden Farm, Helston, Cornwall

£55pp, including shared lunch
 

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Bones / Core / Nourish

An opportunity to reconnect to your body and nature, and feel restored and nourished through Autumn and Winter.

Why bones, core and nourishment?
The bones are living and blood full; receiving and storing nourishment deep within your body, in your bone marrow. The bones are at the core of your being, can emanate a satisfying sense of stillness, and a healthy sense of self. Connecting to your bones can increase these valuable qualities and provide an internal anchor as you engage with the world, others and your self.

About Retreat Days
Body and Nature Retreat Days aim to align you with the innate intelligence of your own body and the world around you. The days are based on mindfulness body awareness, combined with nature awareness, and informed by the sensitive practice of somatics. Soma means to ‘experience the body from within’ and is a profound way to connect to the inner landscape of your body.

Each retreat day will include; Gently paced awareness exercises, time indoors and outdoors, in stillness and movement, appropriate scientific, anatomical and physiological knowledge and personal experience. There will also be an optional shared walk, a tiny, tiny bit of foraging and shared food.

Benefits include;
>Increasing your understanding and support of your own body
>Feeling more connected, nourished, well and alive
>Learning to listen to the innate intelligence of your body and nature
>Rediscover the interconnectedness of all life, and how to tap into it
>Experiencing your body as part of nature and how they support each other

Who is it for?
Retreat days are suitable for anyone wishing to connect to them selves and the natural environment; to receive and engage in a nourishing day, paced with movement, food, stillness and walks. You may already have your own practice in yoga or mindfulness, be a health practitioner, or just somebody who needs a break and some food for your body and soul.

Size of Group: 4-8 persons

What to Bring; Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a blanket and cushion (there are also chairs available), socks are also good as the indoor space is shoes off (though there is under floor heating). Please bring layers of clothing, and suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Bring something to share for lunch (there will also be a communal dish provided).

The Venue: Roselidden Farm is beautiful, warm, functional and a perfect venue for a retreat day. See more and directions here.

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COASTAL/SEAWEED FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Fri 23rd Nov, 10am-1pm Gunwalloe, The Lizard, Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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I love this area in Winter - so few people and so much space! A stunning coastal area, with many coves and interlocking paths. This course will cover coastal plants and edible seaweeds.

For full details of course content, please see; Seasonal Foraging Courses

Meet: In the National Trust car park, Gunwalloe, near Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7QE

Directions and parking: From Helston take the A3083 south towards Lizard. After the bridge Gunwalloe is signposted on the right (before the roundabout). Continue for 3.3 miles along this road and park in the National Trust pay and display car park.

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Winter

December

WINTER FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sat 1st Dec, 10-1pm Prussia Cove, West Cornwall

Adults £35, under 16s £15, under 5s free
 

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Winter can be a great time to forage; everywhere is quieter to walk and reflect on the plants around you. Many edibles do well in this season and are available to pick for your winter greens and vitamin c boosts. A beautiful circular walk with views of St Micheal's Mount, covering hedgerow and coastal plants.

Expect greens, berries and seeds. For full details of what's covered in a course, please see; Foraging Courses in Cornwall

Meet: Prussia Cove car park, TR20 9BA

Directions: Travelling from Helston, turn left off Helston Rd (A394) at Rosudgeon, signposted for Prussia Cove, go to the end of the track, where you'll find the free car park. Grid Ref. SW555283.

Travelling from Penzance, turn right off Helston Rd (A394) signposted for Prussia Cove and follow the instructions above

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NATURE AND BODY RETREAT DAY ~ Cells/Rest/Ease

Exact date TBC: 10am-5pm Roselidden Farm, Helston, Cornwall

£55pp, including shared lunch
 

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Cells / Rest / Ease

An opportunity to reconnect to your body and nature, and feel restored and nourished through Winter and in preparation for Spring.

Why Cells, rest and ease?
The cells are where healing happens in the body and cellular awareness can be a restful, restorative place to connect to. Cellular being is the essence of the body’s cells, and relearning how to be, rather than do, and be, while doing can take the effort out life. Rest, ease and graceful living can be the gifts of connecting to both the gravity and lightness of your cells, as you watch the stillness in the sleeping, wintery, natural world around you.

About Retreat Days
Body and Nature Retreat Days aim to align you with the innate intelligence of your own body and the world around you. The days are based on mindfulness body awareness, combined with nature awareness, and informed by the sensitive practice of somatics. Soma means to ‘experience the body from within’ and is a profound way to connect to the inner landscape of your body.

Each retreat day will include; Gently paced awareness exercises, time indoors and outdoors, in stillness and movement, appropriate scientific, anatomical and physiological knowledge and personal experience. There will also be an optional shared walk, a tiny, tiny bit of foraging and shared food.

Benefits include;
>Increasing your understanding and support of your own body
>Feeling more connected, nourished, well and alive
>Learning to listen to the innate intelligence of your body and nature
>Rediscover the interconnectedness of all life, and how to tap into it
>Experiencing your body as part of nature and how they support each other

Who is it for?
Retreat days are suitable for anyone wishing to connect to them selves and the natural environment; to receive and engage in a nourishing day, paced with movement, food, stillness and walks. You may already have your own practice in yoga or mindfulness, be a health practitioner, or just somebody who needs a break and some food for your body and soul.

Size of Group: 4-8 persons

What to Bring; Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a blanket and cushion (there are also chairs available), socks are also good as the indoor space is shoes off (though there is under floor heating). Please bring layers of clothing, and suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Bring something to share for lunch (there will also be a communal dish provided).

The Venue: Roselidden Farm is beautiful, warm, functional and a perfect venue for a retreat day. See more and directions here.

Buy now


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Upcoming events

Winter Foraging Course With Tasters - Sun 14th Jan, 10-1pm

Seaweed Foraging Course With Tasters - Fri 2nd Feb, 11am-2pm

Coastal/hedgerow Foraging Course With Tasters - Sat 17th Feb, 10am-1pm

For more information on events, see the calendar.


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