Seaweed Foraging near Penzance

3 hours
£45.00 per person
Physical rating
Perfect for individuals, small groups and can be tailored for

What to expect

An unforgettable 3 hour experience with homemade wild seaweed tasters. Step onto the Cornish shoreline and discover edible seaweeds; their qualities, colours, where/how they live, how to harvest them sustainably, use them, identify them and lots of recipe ideas!

Facilitated by an experienced guide and award-winning author on seaweed foraging and cooking. We'll cover the top 10, tastiest, most nutritional seasonal seaweeds, giving you hands-on, practical knowledge, enabling you to see the sea and coastline in a whole new way!

This seaweed foraging course is run at the beautiful setting of Prussia Cove, with an old-England feel and sightings of St Michael's Mount. We will walk away from the popular Prussia Cove to a less used beach where the tide will reveal a fantastic range of seaweeds.

Level of walk: The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. It includes quite a steep though small slipway down to the beach and rocks and rock pools that can be slippery to be around.

Course outline and what to expect:

- 8-10 seaweeds

- Guidance on seaweed identification, safety, seasons and how to harvest and pick

- Tried and tested suggestions on cooking seaweeds and recipes

- How to dry and store seaweeds

- Nutritional and medicinal information (where known, please note I am not a Medical Herbalist)

- Wild seaweeds tasters – I will pre-make tasters that incorporate seaweeds, which we will enjoy during the course, e.g. – seaweed hummus and seaweed bread – hot spicy seaweed broth – seaweed crackers and wild garlic and seaweed dip – sweet seaweed cookies or meringues

- Guidelines on the legal side of harvesting seaweeds, including a Seaweed Harvesting Handout.

- Opportunity to buy a signed copy of my Seaweed book/s.

Your accommodation

No accommodation is provided for this activity but there are some places nearby

What's included

Food

wild seaweed tasters (snacks rather than full meal)

What to bring

Warm clothing

layers can be useful as the coast is often exposed

Waterproofs

Weather appropriate clothing, please check the forecast

Drink

Weather appropriate clothing, please check the forecast

Recommended items

Scissors for cutting seaweed. Weather appropriate clothing, layers can be helpful. Bottle of water or drink, snacks (optional), any personal medication needed, sun lotion, camera, notebook and pen. Wear footwear suitable for potentially slippery and wet areas.

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