Spring 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.

Maria will use the Bristol Greenground Map to guide your walk, and each experience will explore a different route...

Spring experiences:

  • 1st May – Avonview Cemetery and Troopers Hill

This walk will take you around the spacious Avonview Cemetery and up to Troopers Hill local nature reserve, a sandy and hilly environment filled with wild plants.

  • 8th May - Greenbank Cemetary

Wild herbs are abundant in this urban cemetery, meander through the trees and pathways to see what plants grow in this grassy environment.

  • 22nd May – Stoke Park Estate

Starting at Duchess Pond, the largest of the two lakes within the park, you will walk through to the open space of Stoke Park Estate and up the hills overlooking Bristol.

  • 5th June – Leigh Woods and Clifton Suspension Bridge

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

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

Facilities

  • Child friendly

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

  • 1st May – Avonview Cemetery Church, Beaufort Road, BS5 8EN. Parking is available on the nearby streets
    • 8th May – main gate of Greenbank Cemetery, Greenbank Rd, BS5 6HL
  • 22nd May – Duchess Pond, BS16 1EX. Parking is available on the nearby streets (for example, on Duchess Way)
  • 5th June – North Road entrance, BS8 3PL. Parking is available on the nearby streets but may require a short walk
  • 26th June – Conham River car park, BS15 3AW, parking is free

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.

How to get there

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