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Coastal Foraging Day,

West Coast of Scotland

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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!

Learning Outcomes


Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:

  • Foraging

  • Fishing

  • Setting creels

  • Gathering shellfish

  • Food safety

  • 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

More Details


Price: £130 per person

Location: Moidart, 35 miles west of Fort William. Lifts can be arranged from the nearest railway station, Lochailort.


Duration: 1 day - starts 09.00 and ends approx 17:00

Group size: varies - we aim to 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


"I feel confident enough to go out and forage by myself now. I found the wild cooking side interesting too, I'm already thinking of investing in my own fire bowl!" - Katherine H.

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