Join me for a foraging walk, focusing on edible fungi and their look-a-likes. We will look at different mushroom families including the boletes (boletus), milk caps (lactarius) and brittle-gills (russula), exploring both edible and medicinal uses. Ambling through the trees and along the lochside we will explore how to make wild food a staple and the benefits of doing so - from the nutritional to the cultural and philosophical. Throughout the morning gather the basic skills required to identify common edibles as well as how to avoid poisonous & inedible lookalikes. Learn how to use foraged food and discover what it is like living on a completely wild diet. The walk should last ~3 hours with the opportunity to stay a little later to ask chat and ask questions. We will meet outside the visitor center, where coffee, meals and snacks are available. Suitable for all ages with children welcome - individual or family tickets. As we will finish by the playpark, this is the ideal loction for keen young foragers. Not easily accessible via public transport (the nearest station is 3 miles away at Linlithgow, about ten minutes by taxi). Under 5s are free to attend, and older child tickets are £5. To purchase these please contact me directly.

  • Date: 27.10.2024 10:00 AM
  • Location Whitebaulks Beecraig, Linlithgow EH49 6PL, UK (Map)
  • More Info: Beecraigs Country Park, meeting outside of the visitors centre