11th May 2019 - 11th May 2019



Sat 11th May, 2-5pm St Loy, West Cornwall

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

Sat 11th May, 2-5pm St Loy, West Cornwall

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



This course is held at the lesser known and beautiful woodland of St Loy valley. We will travel through the woodland down to the coast and discover a wonderful range of coastal, woodland and hedgerow plants.

Level of walk: The walk is approximately 2 miles, including muddy areas, a stream to cross, a stile and boulders to navigate (or just sit on) on the beach.

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: At the road entrance to St Loy woods, marked with a footpath sign, by a gate and with space  for 2 cars, 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).

Transport and Car Parks: You may be able to park along the road side, just by the public footpath sign at the entrance to the woods. Otherwise, just past Trevarden House there is a field marked for parking on the left. Parking is £2 (or was the last time I looked). I suggest to park facing down towards the field entrance, in case it is wet and there’s any problem getting out of the field. Lifts available from Penzance, do let me know if you can offer or need 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.

Min/Max numbers: 5-15 adults. You are welcome to come alone or with others