Summer wild herb foraging walk

Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Child prices also available

What you'll do

Bristol is filled with secret green spaces and small pockets of nature that are ready and waiting for you to explore. This is a wonderful opportunity to head out on an adventure and see the city with new eyes!

Expect to taste, smell and touch these wild herbs and get to know them better, all whilst learning about ways to be responsible and harvest safely. You will leave with more confidence to go and find these herbs in your local environment and begin your journey into using them for food and medicine.

There are plenty of incredibly useful (and tasty!) plants that thrive in our brilliant city. During your experience, your knowledgeable host Maria will pass on essential tips for foraging, including what to bring with you, where to find the best plants and, most importantly, what you can do with them once you’ve found them.

Spring experiences:

  • 5th June – Leigh Woods and Clifton Suspension Bridge, meet at North Road entrance, BS8 3PL You'll be able to take in cliff-top views and riverside plants on this walk towards Clifton Suspension Bridge through foliage-rich woodland.

  • 26th June – Conham River Park, meet at Conham River Park car park, BS15 3AW Walking in a loop, you'll head off from Conham River Park and trace the river Avon. You'll discover lots of riverside plants and will spot a few birds on the way too.

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Bristol is filled with secret green spaces and small pockets of nature that are ready and waiting for you to explore. This is a wonderful opportunity to head out on an adventure and see the city with new eyes!

Expect to taste, smell and touch these wild herbs and get to know them better, all whilst learning about ways to be responsible and harvest safely. You will leave with more confidence to go and find these herbs in your local environment and begin your journey into using them for food and medicine.

There are plenty of incredibly useful (and tasty!) plants that thrive in our brilliant city. During your experience, your knowledgeable host Maria will pass on essential tips for foraging, including what to bring with you, where to find the best plants and, most importantly, what you can do with them once you’ve found them.

Spring experiences:

  • 5th June – Leigh Woods and Clifton Suspension Bridge, meet at North Road entrance, BS8 3PL You'll be able to take in cliff-top views and riverside plants on this walk towards Clifton Suspension Bridge through foliage-rich woodland.

  • 26th June – Conham River Park, meet at Conham River Park car park, BS15 3AW Walking in a loop, you'll head off from Conham River Park and trace the river Avon. You'll discover lots of riverside plants and will spot a few birds on the way too.

Minimum fitness level required.

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Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Due to government guidelines, this experience is limited to six people
  • Social distancing will be maintained where possible
  • The entire experience will take place outside

On the day

Meeting points, there is free parking available at all locations: - 5th June – Leigh Woods North Road entrance, BS8 3PL - 26th June – Conham River Park car park, BS15 3AW - 11th July morning – Purdown Open Space, top of Lindsay Road, BS7 9NP - 11th July afternoon – Blaise Castle Estate, entrance on Grove Road, BS9 2RT - 31st July – St Werburgh's Community Garden entrance, BS2 9YQ - 7th August – Avonview Cemetery at the church building, BS5 8EN

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 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 7 days before your experience.

About Healing Weeds

Healing Weeds started with a mission to share knowledge about the amazing plants that live around us and to empower people with practical skills to confidently make herbal remedies from these wild medicines. Foraging walks are a chance to find different plants, see where they grow and and learn more about how to harvest them and what healing properties they hold. Wild medicine workshops are practical courses, teaching you easy ways to process these plants, including how to make infused oils, decoctions, tinctures, tea blends and balms.

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Your host

Maria Fernandez-Garcia

Maria is passionate about promoting care for the earth and its inhabitants - this includes us! She created Healing Weeds to empower people with the knowledge and practical skills to make herbal remedies from locally foraged plants. Connecting directly with nature in this way improves our health and wellbeing in so many ways. Maria is on a mission to inspire us all to get back in our natural surroundings, discover nature’s beauty and help protect our access to these green spaces.

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What people are saying

My friends and I really enjoyed the experience of wandering through beautiful Leigh Woods and taking the opportunity to stop and notice the amazing plants around us. Maria was a wonderful guide, warm, friendly and knowledgable. We didn’t have any foraging experience but learned lots and enjoyed tasting the plants as we went - and coming up with our own tea blend! We went on another walk the next day and couldn’t help noticing all the plants Maria had told us about. Highly recommend!

Julianna , Jun 2021

Maria took me and 3 other beautiful souls on a lovely foraging walk through the fields and forests of Stoke Part Estate, where we got the chance to connect with all the beautiful plants and learn about how they can be incorporated into our lives. Maria is very knowledgable about the plants, their benefits and how best to use them. She created a relaxed, fun, open and comfortable space to learn something new, be out in nature and be in the company of like-minded people. I would highly recommend!

Nicole King, May 2021

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What people are saying

My friends and I really enjoyed the experience of wandering through beautiful Leigh Woods and taking the opportunity to stop and notice the amazing plants around us. Maria was a wonderful guide, warm, friendly and knowledgable. We didn’t have any foraging experience but learned lots and enjoyed tasting the plants as we went - and coming up with our own tea blend! We went on another walk the next day and couldn’t help noticing all the plants Maria had told us about. Highly recommend!

Julianna , Jun 2021

Maria took me and 3 other beautiful souls on a lovely foraging walk through the fields and forests of Stoke Part Estate, where we got the chance to connect with all the beautiful plants and learn about how they can be incorporated into our lives. Maria is very knowledgable about the plants, their benefits and how best to use them. She created a relaxed, fun, open and comfortable space to learn something new, be out in nature and be in the company of like-minded people. I would highly recommend!

Nicole King, May 2021
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Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.