Tin Coast Foraging in West Cornwall
Back in spring 2021 I walked along the coastal path in West Cornwall with Karen Pirie. The particular area we walked through is known as the Tin Coast and goes from Pendeen to St Just.
This is an area just 6 miles from my home and a stretch of coastline that I know well. I feel familiar with the plants surrounding me, the hedgerows, wild, harsh moorland, stonewalls and the seascape. Yet of course it is always changing through the weather and seasons.
This podcast was created as part of the Tin Coast Tales where you can hear about theatre, art, wrestling and foraging. You can find out more about the Tin Coast on this website - Welcome to the Tin Coast - Tin Coast
Perspectives of the Tin Coast by an Artist and a Forager
On this podcast I share the air with artist Kurt Jackson who's life and work is also inspired by the Tin Coast. You can hear his love and knowledge about the wildlife and landscape.
If you'd like to go straight to the bit on foraging, go to: 00:21.34 where Karen meets me in the village of Morvah. I speak about Pennywort, aka Navelwort (Umbillicus rupestris) which is in my book: Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Gorse and White Chocolate Truffles
If you'd like to try these for yourself, the recipe is in my book: Wild and Sweet - forage and make 101 seasonal desserts. Alongside several other recipes using weeds including stinging nettles, sorrel, blackberries and more.
Listen to the Natural Wonders Tin Coast Tales
You can hear the whole podcast (my bit starts at 00:21:34) here - Tin Coast Tales: Natural Wonders (libsyn.com)