Rachel Lambert: forager, author, guide

Sun 24th Apr FORAGING COURSE with Tasters

Sun 24th Apr, 10am-1pm Gwithian, West Cornwall

Adults £45, under 16s £20, under 5s free

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This spring foraging course with tasters is run from Gwithian, a wonderful venue with 3 miles of sandy beach stretching out in-front of us. We, however, will be enjoying more of a diverse, circular walk than this, taking in coastal, grassland and hedgerow plants.

Level of Walk: Approximately 2 miles, including across sand dunes, concrete paths  (a little on the roadside) and into the nature reserve.

Spring foraging course with tasters, what to expect;

  • 2-3 mile guided walk with lots of stops and tasters
  • Covering 8-10 wild foods
  • Thorough guidance on plant identification
  • Tried and tested suggestions on cooking, processing tips and lots of recipe ideas
  • Information of nutritional and medicinal benefits, where known (please note I am not a medical herbalist)
  • May include potential mistakes and look-a-like plants
  • Information on legalities, sustainability and safety
  • Opportunity to buy a signed copy of my book/s
  • Opportunity to buy original screen printed gift cards of wild plants and recipe card
  • Follow up email with list of plants covered and links to recipes and more info
  • Homemade tasters made with wild, foraged ingredients, for e.g. 1 or 2 of the following;
      •  - Breads with wild ingredients
        - Wild salsa verde or dips
        - Chocolates with wild ingredients
        - Muffins or cakes with wild ingredients

Other Info:

What to wear: Courses are a mixture of walking and a fair amount of standing around to learn. Please bring/wear layers, a wind proof and weather appropriate clothing. Footwear suitable for the walk outlined (above) and that you are confident walking in.

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 (if you pass Red River Pub you've already missed this turning!). Follow the road down to the bottom (over a few speed humps) to the large Pay & Display car park at the bottom.

Min/Max numbers: 5-10 adults. You are welcome to come alone or with others. Covid regulations apply, please check my terms and government guidelines.

Transport and Parking: Large pay and display car park at Gwithian. Do let me know if you need or can offer a lift.

What to Bring: Weather appropriate clothing, layers can be  helpful. Bottle of water or drink, snacks (optional), any personal medication needed, sun lotion, camera, notebook and pen.

Dogs: Please don't assume you can bring your dog, you may have to make provisions for him/her not to be with you your during the course. Please ask before booking.

Read more: Check out the wild food spring blog to find out more about what might be covered. You may also want to follow me on facebook or instagram for regular updates of what I’m picking, cooking and exploring.

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