Foraging Walk and Wild Food Picnic
With Galloway Wild Foods
Friday 21 October
This autumn join us for a guided foray exploring fungi and the delicious, healthy and surprising array of wild foods, with a wild food picnic afterwards.
October is a great time for fungi, herbs, fruits and seeds in central Scotland and this event is designed to make the most of them. Over the course of about 1.5 miles of easy walking over 3 hours we will explore the full range of autumn’s wild larder, including fungi, fruits, nuts and herbs. This event is suitable for both novices and experienced foragers looking to increase their repertoire.
We will also explore autumn forest and hedgerow fungi and plants, from their identification, ecological roles, ethnobotanical history, mindful harvesting, expert tips, folklore/traditional uses, modern gourmet and medicinal uses, nutrition, processing, recipes and cooking tips.
This walk is guided by Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods who has been teaching about foraging for over 30 years.
Meet: Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Date: Friday 21st October
Time: Start 1pm and finish around 5.30pm
Expect: Up to 1.5 miles gentle walking on well-made paths over 3 hours, with foraged treats and tasters, followed by a wild food tasting picnic
We will have refreshments at Cample Line and everyone will have the opportunity to join a wild foods tasting picnic.
Mark’s foraging workshops are recommended for ages 12 yrs+ but please be in touch with us if you have younger children so we can advise about length and terrain.