• Lobster
  • Chanterelles
  • St Georges Mushrooms
  • Seashore
  • Dulse
  • Demi Johns
  • Horseradish

08th Jun 2019: Seashore Foray near Dunbar in Scotland

This will be my sixth seashore foray on the fabulous coast near Dunbar (pictured below). As before, I am joined by Monica Wilde, an experienced and knowledgeable forager who also knows more about the medicinal properties of wild plants, fungi and seaweeds than anyone else I have met.

The general plan is to meet at about in the morning at the location which will be sent to you after you book (it is just to the west of Dunbar)  We will then set off on our foray, examining and discussing edible and medicinal plants as we make our way to the shore. This part of the coast has a complex and varied habitat with many seashore plants to be seen. There is a lot of wildlife to look at, some edible, before we get to the sea itself. Here we will find the true glory of the day - the seaweeds - some of which we will cook later. Monica and I are enthusiastic about seaweed beyond reason and will share our many ways of preparing these unusual foods. We will follow the coast around until we arrive at the camp we will have set up the night before and enjoy a forager's meal. We will bring extra food for our high tea on the shore to supplement what we find, plus some drink (obviously).

I am very sorry, but dogs and forays do not mix.

Note: I cannot make any promises, but I hope to put out some crab/lobster pots the day before. If I can manage it, it will give an extra dimension to the day. A lobster-shaped dimension with any luck.

See you there!


Terms and Conditions:

The seashore can be a dangerous place. There are slippery, seaweedy rocks and the opportunity to simply fall in the water. While every precaution is made to keep you safe, in booking this foray you agree that you will not hold me responsible for any injury or loss incurred during the foray and that you notify all participants that they shall not hold me responsible for any loss or injury incurred during the foray.

Cancellation: If cancelled by myself for any reason, a full refund will be provided. No compensation can be provided for any loss incurred due to such things as pre-booked accomodation or transport. Cancellation by the purchaser up to four weeks prior to the date of the foray will receive a full refund less £5 per person costs. Cancellation after four weeks prior to the date of the foray will not qualify for a refund.


This course has passed. Forthcoming Courses are shown below.