Wild Food Foraging Course
We'll start the day with a coffee or tea - check below for the start location as it may change.
Outline of the day, subject to seasonal and weather driven changes:
We will have a walk along Chesil Beach, Mat will show you how to identify edible plants with confidence. We might find shells, sharks purse, a variety of edible seaweeds and seashore plants before a loo stop and heading off (in own cars).
We'll also explore the hedgerow and fields, finding a variety of wild plants & herbs and talk about how we can cook and use this wonderful bounty and we'll have a snack of some pastries.
Your course will end with a delicious simple lunch, prepared by the team at the Restaurant, inspired by beautiful seasonal produce. We are happy to cater for vegan, gluten free and most dietary requests, please let us know when you book.
Our courses run from March to September each year. During the winter months there is very little to find, so we don't run courses during the October to February period.
We do also offer this course with a Gin tasting and talk at the end of the course, you will be given a sample of Bramble Gin or Vinegar to take away, details are here.
Sorry but all remaining 2020 courses are now full
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(if you hold a valid voucher)
Location for course start and end will change, please check here for your course locations, all are in the West Dorset area.
West Bexington beach carpark
Postcode: DT2 9DG
1 Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LE
TIME & DURATION
From 10.00am to 4.00pm - ish (6 hours duration approx.)
In this time of rule changes with Covid we can never guarantee any course will go ahead, always book any accomodation with flexible terms etc to ensure you are not left out of pocket! We will always extend vouchers to ensure you have at least a full 'March to September' season to book your course but we do not accept any liability for changes or cancellations due to events outside of our control.
If your booking is through a third party then their cancellation/extension terms apply.
We are as understanding as possible and will always try to work with you to get you on another course should something happen.
We do not provide refunds beyond a 14 day cooling off period but will endeavour to be as flexible as we can to ensure you get on a course. Vouchers via a 3rd party may have different terms, you need to contact them if so.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Covid-19 update - we will not be recommending car sharing this year and cannot provide transport so own cars only please. Your lunch tables will be spaced and you may have to eat outside to accomodate spacing rules.
Please wear sturdy shoes or wellies.
This course is only really suitable for children of 12yrs of age and upwards. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Each excursion is dependent on what's in season, what wild foods are available and, of course, the weather ... the course will take place whatever the weather.
There may be some slippery paths and mud and we cover about 3 miles of walking during the day so please consider this if you are in doubt about your ability.
We will not have ready access to public toilets for several hours (but there are trees to go behind)
The drive to locations will be no more than 30 miles over the course of the day.
Gidday Ltd & Hooroo Ltd accept no liability for:
It is rare that we do have to but we will give you as much notice as possible should it become necessary to move a course, we recommend you have travel insurance to cover any costs as we do not accept liability for any travel costs as a result of changes.
We are a licensed venue and have a selection of the finest wines available to purchase.
This is a guide to the activities that will make up your course. This is by no means set in stone and will depend on the season as well as the group’s interest.