Coastal Foraging Weekend,

West Coast of Scotland

Forage on the West Coast of Scotland

Join our weekend course and 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! 

 

We also run a day course but will cover a greater variety of food and cooking methods during this weekend course.

 

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 chanterelles and wrack, wild salad with wood sorrel, and a sweet dessert with seaweed!

Learning Outcomes

 

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

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  • Foraging

  • Fishing

  • Setting creels

  • Gathering shellfish

  • Food safety & preparation outdoors

  • Recognising and harvesting edible seaweeds 

  • Learning about coastal plants

  • Tidal cycles and food availability

  • Fire-lighting and campfire cooking

  • Legal aspects of foraging

More Details

 

Price: £180 per person

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

 

Duration: 2 days - starts 09:00 Saturday; ends 16:00 Sunday.

Group size: usually 5-8 people - we keep groups small to minimise our impact on this pristine environment.

Facilities: overnight accommodation not included - contact us for  local recommendations.  Drinking water, hot drinks, basic ingredients and foraged food included.

What to bring:  Course-specific kit list

Upcoming Dates

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Thank you for the inspiration. It is great to get out looking for food and then preparing and eating it all. Thanks to the course, I know now what to look out for, and have more confidence in what and where to pick. - Mirjam K.

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