Foraging for wild bitters and tonic vinegars

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What you'll do

On these foraging walks, your host Maria will use her local knowledge to lead you along specially selected footpaths around the outskirts of Bristol.

Spring is a time to invigorate our insides, what better way than with your own bitter tonic.

Maria will help you unearth the delights of sustainable foraging and plant identification. You can even try out your map reading skills!

Around the beautiful Siston Overscourt Woods, you'll find cleansing spring herbs that invigorate the body. Many of these herbs grow in nutrient-rich or damp soil so you’re likely to find them down by Siston Brook or in the hedgerows around the open fields.

Maria will expertly talk you through different ways to process these wild and medicinal herbs into a cleansing spring tonic vinegar for you to take home and enjoy the medicine of these nutritious spring greens.

All that walking and crafting is bound to make you hungry, so we know you'll enjoy the delicious, wild vegan lunch that our talented outdoor chef has lovingly prepared! Expect to taste wild foraged foods within your lunch and gain a few tips to try some recipes at home!

This experience is suitable for beginners and advanced foragers.

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates


  • Child friendly
  • Outdoors
  • Refreshments available

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
  • Participants will remain in household groups at the wildcrafting stations

On the day

Meet at Overscourt Woods car park, Siston, BS30 5LY

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 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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£70 / Adult
4 hrs
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.