Join professional forager Dan Moar and his handsome canine companion Moose, for a fantastic 6 hour day exploring our coastal hedgerows, sandy shores & rocky tide pools.
This is one of our most requested foraging experiences and a totally different day out when compared to our inland based experiences. It does however come with its challenges, as the best seafood is often only accessible during a spring tide, this means that courses can only take place for a few days every fortnight. In terms of protein and calories, you won't find better resources while foraging than you do on the coast, something our ancestors knew all too well.
The day will begin with meeting your guide at a pre-determined time and location. Once the initial introductions are out of the way, you will start by exploring the flavour packed coastal hedgerows in search of the best ingredients and wild spices for a variety of culinary applications from salads and soups to fizzy drinks and fermentations. After a few hours you will travel by car to a second location, where you will access the sand shores and rocky tide pools in search of a wide variety of marine life from snails to seaweeds and so much more.
You will have plenty of opportunity to hone your skills as a coastal forager as you learn how, where and when to sustainably harvest the most sought after seafood around.
You will cover the following topics:
Wild Edibles & Deadables - Identification Tips
Sustainable Foraging - Habitat Identification - The Law & Foraging
Culinary & Medicinal Uses - History & Folklore
Plant Leaves, Flowers, Seeds, Fruits, Seaweeds, Cockles, Mussels, Razor Clams, Maya Clams, Crabs, Prawns and much more...
The session timings are dictated by the low tide times, you can request dates and we will check the tides for you.
Available as a standard or private experience
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU!
You will be provided with all necessary foraging equipment, but please read the required kit list below!
Robust closed toe footwear with good tread, suitable for the weather and landscape
Wellies / Waders are ideal or trainers during summer - No crocs, flip flops or sandals please!
Weather appropriate clothing (remember we are in Wales)
Any medication you may require i.e Asthma pumps, Epi pens etc.
Something to drink (wild foods can have some strong flavours)
Please note that a fair level of physical fitness will be required, as we can expect to cover a few miles during the courses. For groups with mobility restrictions, please email for a tailor made course.
Also, please be aware public facilities are not available at the second location. If they are required for medical reasons we can facilitate that by selecting a suitable location.
Adults 16+ £80 | Under 16's FREE
The course is open to people of all ages (under 16's must have an adult present)
Well Behaved Dogs Welcome | T & C