Foraging & Wild Plant Walk: Vallis Vale

Discover new-found knowledge and an appreciation for local plants and the natural world on this foraging & wild plant walk.

Hosted by seasoned forager Samantha, you will spend this walk getting to know some of the local plants and learning about their herbal and culinary properties, history, folklore and how to identify them safely.

You will also learn about toxic look-a-likes and how to wild-harvest plants sustainably. There will be opportunities to get to know the plants in a tactile way, touching, smelling and sometimes tasting them! All walks are deeply rooted in a love for the Earth and reciprocity, and your host will discuss how we can lessen our impact and protect biodiversity.

Important information:

  • The walks are designed for beginners but all are welcome!
  • The walk is mostly flat and passes alongside a river. Children are welcome and under 5's go free (however, the walk may not be pushchair friendly)
  • The exact meeting location will be sent to you a few days before the event

Minimum fitness level required.

Adult (Adult ticket) £30
Child (5-18 (Under 5's are free)) £15
Concession (low income ticket - please use this option if you need to) £20

How to get there

Facilities

  • Family friendly
  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Parking

On the day

  • Walks will go ahead in all but the wildest of weathers, so please come prepared.
  • The ground is often muddy and uneven so please wear sturdy boots, wellies, or shoes you don't mind getting covered in mud!
  • Dogs may join us but please keep them on leads at all times and be mindful of the other participants.
  • Please bring water, snacks if you need them, appropriate clothing (waterproofs, suncream, hat etc) and feel free to bring a camera and notebook if you'd like to make notes.

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.
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.

You'll be hosted by

Gifts of the Land

Gifts of the Land is all about connecting more deeply with nature and the land which nourishes and provides for us. Founder Samantha runs herbal workshops, plant identification walks and forage and ferment events locally, primarily around Bath but also occasionally near Bristol and Frome.

Gifts of the land hopes to help people build their confidence in working with plants, helping to combat 'plant blindness' and enable people to remember their place as an interconnected part of nature. Sustainability and reciprocity are at the heart of Samantha's work, and she hopes that by attending her events people will reconnect with the ancient wisdom of how to live in harmony with the natural world.

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