This course is at the rugged and stunning venue of Cape Cornwall. Complete with edible seaweeds on the foreshore and much more over the rocks and out towards the sea.
Level of Walk: The walk is only about 1.5 miles, though gets increasingly tricky as you have to navigate over rocks that can easily make it feel that the seaweeds are out of reach. This venue is for those who feel comfortable clambering over a fair amount of potentially slippery rocks.
Course outline and what to expect:
- – 8-10 seaweeds
- – Guidance on seaweed identification, safety, seasons and how to harvest and pick
- – Tried and tested suggestions on cooking seaweeds and recipes
- – How to dry and store seaweeds
- – Nutritional and medicinal information (where known, please note I am not a Medical Herbalist)
- – Wild seaweeds tasters – I will pre-make tasters that incorporate seaweeds, which we will enjoy during the course, e.g. one of the following;
- – seaweed hummus and seaweed bread
- – hot spicy seaweed broth
- – seaweed crackers and wild garlic and seaweed dip
- – sweet seaweed cookies or meringues
- – Guidelines on the legal side of harvesting seaweeds, including a Seaweed Harvesting Handout.
- – Opportunity to buy a signed copy of my Seaweed book/s.
What to wear: There will be a fair amount of standing around and it is often more breezy on the shore. Please bring/wear layers, a wind proof and weather appropriate clothing. Footwear you are happy to get a little wet, and feel comfortable and confident in for walking across potentially slippery rocks, e.g. wellies, sailing shoes or bare feet.
Meet: National Trust Cape Cornwall Car Park, Cape Cornwall, St Just, West Cornwall, TR19 7NN
Transport and Parking: There is a pay and display car park, which is free to National Trust members. The road and car park is right next to the sea. Do let me know if you need or can offer a lift. Lifts available from Penzance. Buses from Penzance (then a 20 minute walk from St Just) and from St Ives, depending on the season, please check bus timetables.
What to Bring: Scissors for cutting seaweed. Weather appropriate clothing, layers can be very helpful, and footwear suitable for slippery, wet surfaces. Bottle of water or drink, snacks (optional), any personal medication needed, sun lotion, camera, notebook and pen.
Min/Max numbers: 5-12 adults. You are welcome to come alone or with others.
Read More: Check out the seaweed blog to find out more about seaweed and what might be covered.