Coastal Foraging Day,
West Coast of Scotland
Forage for a Day on the West Coast of Scotland
Learn how to source and prepare wild food in the beautiful environment of the Atlantic Oak woodlands and shores of Moidart, in a small group with expert guidance. Forage for a range of edible shellfish, seaweed, coastal and woodland plants, gaining practical know-how about where to find different species. Learn about safe and responsible foraging, and the associated legal issues. Light a fire and cook your wild lunch on the beach!
Coastal wild food is not just for survival, it can also be a tasty, sustainable and nutritious addition to our diet. On previous courses we have enjoyed linguine with mussels, wild garlic and chanterelles, a wild salad with wood sorrel, and a sweet dessert made with seaweed!
Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:
Preparation of fish/shellfish
Know your edible seaweeds
Food safety outdoors
Learning about coastal plants
Tidal cycles and food availability
Fire-lighting and campfire cooking
Price: £90 per person
Location: Moidart, 35 miles west of Fort William. Lifts can be arranged from the nearest railway station, Lochailort.
Duration: 1 day - starts 09.30 and ends approx 17:00
Group size: usually 5-8 people - we keep groups small to minimise our impact on this pristine environment.
Facilities: Drinking water, hot drinks, basic ingredients and foraged food included.
What to bring: Course-specific kit list