Foraging Guided Walk
Join us on a foraging walk in partnership with Rockfish Wellies, offering all Great British Food Festivalers 20% discount with code GBFF17!
Guided walks are around the festival site in a small group. They last around 45minutes to 1hr and start at 10am, 11.15am, 12.30, 2pm and 3.15pm. It’s no problem for walks to be pushchair or wheelchair friendly.
What exactly IS a foraging walk? It’s an easy stroll, suitable for all ages and abilities (including children), taking in the many varieties of plants and fungi that are edible, medicinal or which can even be used for cosmetic purposes. In addition, our foragers are experts on garden plants which can also be eaten. These taster walks are a real eye-opener; you’ll see your surroundings in a completely different light, even in such a short space of time.
Our foragers can normally be found at the information point, or you can ask there for details.
Foraging… the search for wild food resources.
Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch?
Join Adele Nozedar at all of our 2017 events except Harewood House.
Adele Nozedar is author of several books including the best-sellers The Hedgerow Handbook and The Garden Forager. She also runs the Brecon Beacons Foraging School in Wales www.adelenozedar.com
And at Harewood House we have Craig Worrall. Craig’s mission? Hoping to facilitate and provide a connection with the various facets of the natural realm – including us – through the medium of wild edible food sources; fungi, plants, algae and animals.
You’ve heard of hunter-gatherers? Well, foraging for wild plants is the ‘gathering’ part of the equation. Wherever we are – even in cities – we are surrounded by plants which are essential to our lives, having edible, medicinal or cosmetic use. The problem is that, in general, the knowledge about plants which was once a part of our everyday lives has been forgotten. When people come on a foraging walk with us, we’ve noticed that time and time again when talking about a certain plant, memories are triggered; something mentioned, maybe by a grandparent long ago, is suddenly recalled.
Foraging itself is enjoying a resurgence. The best chefs in the world employ foragers to give interest to their recipes. Wild plants considered to be weeds have become a premium commodity, reserved in many cases for the very wealthy. If you come on a foraging walk with us, we guarantee that you’ll be astonished at the variety of plants – some of them quite literally under your feet – which are useful, delicious, natural and free to those in the know! Our foragers are also experts on the qualities of ‘cultivated’ or garden plants which are also edible. A ‘taster’ walk takes 45-60 minutes and will repay you many times over as you start to incorporate wild ingredients into your diet.
With special thanks to Rockfish and their wonderful wellies!
Terms and Conditions
Stonyhurst College – Friday (21/04/2017), Stonyhurst College – Saturday (22/04/2017), Stonyhurst College – Sunday (23/04/2017), Hardwick Hall – Saturday (29/04/2017), Hardwick Hall – Sunday (30/04/2017), Hardwick Hall – BH Monday (01/05/2017), Harewood House – Saturday (27/05/2017), Harewood House – Sunday (28/05/2017), Harewood House – BH Monday (29/05/2017), Weston Park – Saturday (27/05/2017), Weston Park – Sunday (28/05/2017), Weston Park – BH Monday (29/05/2017), Kelmarsh Hall – Saturday (08/07/2017), Kelmarsh Hall – Sunday (09/07/2017), Knebworth House – Saturday (22/07/2017), Knebworth House – Sunday (23/07/2017), Castle Howard – Saturday (29/07/2017), Castle Howard – Sunday (30/07/2017), Bowood House – Saturday (26/08/2016), Bowood House – Sunday (27/08/2017), Bowood House – BH Monday (28/08/2017), Arley Hall – Saturday (23/09/2017), Arley Hall – Sunday (24/09/2017)
10am, 11:15am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.15pm