Rachel Lambert: forager, author, guide


Thurs 13th Aug, 10am-1pm Mawnan, nr Falmouth, Cornwall

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


This summer foraging course with tasters is led in a beautiful and un-spoilt area of south Cornwall. A satisfying circular walk around the coastal headland, including woodland, coast and hedgerows, returning just before dusk.

Level of Walk: This course includes a walk across fields, down to a cove and up through a woodland, includes steep areas. Approximately 2 miles..

Summer 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: Outside Mawnan Church, Old Church Road, Mawnan, TR11 5HY

Min/Max numbers: 5-14 adults. You are welcome to come alone or with others

Transport and Car Parks: In private car park by the church: £2 (when last seen). Alternatively, you can park further up the lane (before you reach the church), for free. Lifts available from Penzance, please let me know if you can offer/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. You may want to bring a torch for this event (for extra visibility on the return walk).

Read More: Check out the wild food summer 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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