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An Introduction to Foraging in Totnes, Devon

3 hours

Join a group of up to 15

An Introduction to Foraging in Totnes, Devon

£30 pp

What You'll Do

Join a professional forager to learn the art of foraging, and discover the vast range of wild edibles available right in Devon, for a unique experience that really gets you off the beaten track.

Meet your guide at Wembury Point, Devon, and after your initial meeting, you will go through some of the basics of foraging. You will then head out to discover what exciting wild foods are growing nearby.

During the foraging event, your professional forager will introduce you to a number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes.

Whether you’re a beginner or someone who wants to deepen their knowledge, our three-hour foraging walks are the perfect way to learn all about wild food.

To begin, we will go through the basics of foraging, how Totally Wild got started and some of the best practices we’ve found along the way.

We will then head out on our walk to discover what exciting wild foods are growing nearby from flowers to fruits, fungi, seaweeds & tubers – there’s plenty to find. We run our courses throughout the year so you can experience the changing habitats and plants through the different seasons.

During the foraging event, your professional forager will introduce you to a vast number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes as well as a huge range of cooking ideas.

You will have an opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from syrups, flavoured salts and alcohol infusions.

You will have an opportunity to taste a huge range of pre-made wild food tasters
from pickles to jams, chutneys, syrups, flavoured salts, alcohol infusions and much more.

Discover the culinary riches of the English countryside, as you find classic edibles you might expect to find in the rolling hills and estuaries of Devon, as well as a few unexpected ingredients!

Please note any cancellations within 30 days cannot be refunded.

Not the location you were looking for? For more foraging courses and experiences, explore our full range here.

Experience
Highlights

Discover Devon from a totally unique perspective by understanding its pockets of wilderness

Get in touch with nature and learn foraging skills from a professional forager

Taste wonderful produce made from the ingredients in the very earth around you

Your Local Host:

James

Having been in love with the wild world since childhood, James spent many years developing his skills and knowledge of all things “wild” from mushroom paper to Elderberry salt. James is now seen as one of the UK’s top foraging and wild food experts, he’s on a mission to share this knowledge and show people that wild food is something we can all forage, prepare and enjoy! James has brought together an amazing team of experienced passionate foragers who lead foraging groups in forests and wild spaces throughout the UK. The foragers are local to the area and have a deep knowledge of the local environment, flora and fauna and especially the edible plants and flowers!

Location Information

The tour takes place in Totnes, Devon.

The exact meeting point and directions will be provided on your booking voucher.

  • Any specific kit required for the event to run including bags and baskets

FAQs

Children are welcome, children under the age of 12 are free to attend – 1 child per paying adult.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

All of our food is vegetarian. Please contact us should you have any other dietary requirements.

The Tuesday before your event you will be sent the full address to meet and the mobile number of your forager for the day. If you do not receive these details please contact us and we will confirm these details to you. On the day if you are delayed for any reason you must call the forager to let them know. The experience will start at 10 am prompt and after that you will not be able to join. Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before.