Join me for a foraging walk, searching for wild greens, botanicals and edible fungi. Summer walks will examine the carrot family in flower, botanicals such as elderflower and meadowsweet, as well as medicinals including yarrow and plantain. In the autum we will also discover fungi such as oysters, dryads saddle and giant polypore. Ambling through the trees and alongside the loch 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. 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: 31.08.2024 10:00 AM
  • Location Whitebaulks Beecraig, Linlithgow EH49 6PL, UK (Map)
  • More Info: Beecraigs Country Park, meeting outside of the visitors centre