21st September 2019 - 21st September 2019



Sat 21st Sept, 10am-1pm Gwithian, West Cornwall

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

Sat 21st Sept, 10am-1pm Gwithian, West Cornwall

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



This course 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.

Course outline and 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

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: 5-15 adults. You are welcome to come alone or with others

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.