Forage to Fork at Combe Hay Vineyard

What you'll do

Get ready for an experience where food, foraging and fulfilment go hand in hand. EcoWild is a community that celebrates our connection with the living world through woodland and farm-based activities. This scenic wild foraging walk followed by seasonal lunch ticks all the boxes.

Your experienced host Leah will bring you up to speed on the basic principles of foraging. Sharing her knowledge as a bushcraft practitioner, Leah will show you how to safely identify and gather wild food before you embark on your adventurous journey.

You will wander through Combe Hay Vineyard’s peaceful and private woodland. As you stroll through it, discover the importance of sourcing seasonal and sustainable produce. Take in all this new knowledge while absorbing your picturesque surroundings.

Your walk will then take you to the local countryside where you are introduced to different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms. Leah will open your eyes to a world of flavours, tastes and foraging, you never imagined were possible.

After more foraging fun, you will head back to the vineyard to sip on a delicious wild cocktail before you are greeted by our passionate Chef, who knows a thing or two about creating sustainable and seasonal delights. Expect to be welcomed by mouth-watering treats: a grazing board full of freshly made bread, dips and pickles. This will be followed by a light lunch and seasonal salad made from all kinds of glorious veg and foraged ingredients. You’ll be able to taste the satisfaction from your outdoor pursuits.

Parts of the meal will be cooked over the open fire to harness the ingredients' rich earthy flavours. To top it all off, you will finish with a deliciously sweet and naughty surprise. If you’re curious what, there’s only one way to find out…

In this wholesome experience stimulate your senses with foraged food and build your gratitude for the produce.

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Get ready for an experience where food, foraging and fulfilment go hand in hand. EcoWild is a community that celebrates our connection with the living world through woodland and farm-based activities. This scenic wild foraging walk followed by seasonal lunch ticks all the boxes.

Your experienced host Leah will bring you up to speed on the basic principles of foraging. Sharing her knowledge as a bushcraft practitioner, Leah will show you how to safely identify and gather wild food before you embark on your adventurous journey.

You will wander through Combe Hay Vineyard’s peaceful and private woodland. As you stroll through it, discover the importance of sourcing seasonal and sustainable produce. Take in all this new knowledge while absorbing your picturesque surroundings.

Your walk will then take you to the local countryside where you are introduced to different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms. Leah will open your eyes to a world of flavours, tastes and foraging, you never imagined were possible.

After more foraging fun, you will head back to the vineyard to sip on a delicious wild cocktail before you are greeted by our passionate Chef, who knows a thing or two about creating sustainable and seasonal delights. Expect to be welcomed by mouth-watering treats: a grazing board full of freshly made bread, dips and pickles. This will be followed by a light lunch and seasonal salad made from all kinds of glorious veg and foraged ingredients. You’ll be able to taste the satisfaction from your outdoor pursuits.

Parts of the meal will be cooked over the open fire to harness the ingredients' rich earthy flavours. To top it all off, you will finish with a deliciously sweet and naughty surprise. If you’re curious what, there’s only one way to find out…

In this wholesome experience stimulate your senses with foraged food and build your gratitude for the produce.

Minimum fitness level required.

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Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Child friendly (0-16)

COVID-19 guidelines

  • This is an outdoor event, social distancing can be maintained where guidance suggests it is necessary
  • Groups are limited to 12 people
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for use and our chef maintains high hygiene standards
  • Please do not attend if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms

On the day

  • This experience is all outdoors so please be prepared for anything the Great British weather may throw at us
  • Please wear sensible footwear as the walk is steep and uneven in parts
  • A fair level of fitness will be required for the steep sections, however, we will be walking very slowly and stopping regularly to look at plants and fungi!

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About EcoWild CIC

EcoWild is an inclusive community that engages people with the living world through woodland and community farm-based activities. Whether you're seeking out something imaginative or adventurous, EcoWild provides something for everyone and groups of all ages. Experiences include wild foraging walks, fire making and cooking, wildlife exploration, shelter making, natural art workshops and mindful practices. Adults can get involved with nature wellbeing groups and children immersed in forest groups. This welcoming community aims to deepen our connection to nature and heighten our sense of interconnectivity.

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Your host

Leah Apostolou

Leah is an experienced bushcraft practitioner, with a background in youth work and adventure sports. Leah is a strong advocate for using adventure and nature as a form of therapy. Growing up in North Wales Leah developed a real love for the outdoors. This only grew as in her later years she pursued her passion for all things foraged. Leah finds great fulfilment connecting with people of all ages and helping them to connect with nature in turn.

How to get there

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Price
£75 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.