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. Living Wild celebrates our connection with the living world through nature-based activities. This scenic wild foraging walk followed by seasonal lunch ticks all the boxes.

Your experienced and enthusiastic host Leah will bring you up to speed on the basic principles of foraging. Sharing her knowledge as a bush craft 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. And as you do so, 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. Living Wild celebrates our connection with the living world through nature-based activities. This scenic wild foraging walk followed by seasonal lunch ticks all the boxes.

Your experienced and enthusiastic host Leah will bring you up to speed on the basic principles of foraging. Sharing her knowledge as a bush craft 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. And as you do so, 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.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Living Wild UK

Living Wild delivers workshops which educate and inspire people to reconnect with, and protect our environment. Empowering people by teaching skills like foraging and bush craft to bring them closer to nature and promote wellbeing.

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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.

What people are saying

Definitely recommend! We spotted and identified so many plants during the walk and seeing a few of them on our plates at lunch was fantastic (and delicious!). Learning about the benefits of the different plants, leaves and flowers and how to use them in the kitchen was exactly what I had hoped for. Such a fun group, great day all around.

Annika Loll, Jun 2022

Fantastic experience. Leah was a great host/guide. Her knowledge was exceptional but presented in a straightforward and practical way that I will be able to use. The lunch was gorgeous! Big thanks to Beth for the amazing, tasty three course meal and again to Leah for the fab cocktail. I would definitely recommend 😊

Corrie Lee, Jun 2022

Had a lovely time. The foraging was eye opening and the food delicious.

Nigel Hook, Jun 2022

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What people are saying

Definitely recommend! We spotted and identified so many plants during the walk and seeing a few of them on our plates at lunch was fantastic (and delicious!). Learning about the benefits of the different plants, leaves and flowers and how to use them in the kitchen was exactly what I had hoped for. Such a fun group, great day all around.

Annika Loll, Jun 2022

Fantastic experience. Leah was a great host/guide. Her knowledge was exceptional but presented in a straightforward and practical way that I will be able to use. The lunch was gorgeous! Big thanks to Beth for the amazing, tasty three course meal and again to Leah for the fab cocktail. I would definitely recommend 😊

Corrie Lee, Jun 2022

Had a lovely time. The foraging was eye opening and the food delicious.

Nigel Hook, Jun 2022
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Price
£85 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.