Spring foraging walk in Chew Valley

What you'll do

Spring, the season of rebirth, gives us a lot to smile about. Nature is a miracle to behold, especially at this time of year. So much change is happening right beneath our feet or in hidden pockets of lush countryside, that if you don't know where to look, is easy to miss. Nothing opens our eyes to nature quite like foraging.

If you’re curious about foraging, but frazzled about where to begin, EcoWild is here to save the day. This scenic spring foraging walk will guide you through all the essentials while you discover the abundance of fresh spring greens, edible flowers and herbs available at this glorious time of the year.

You’ll be in the wonderful hands of your host Leah - a seriously passionate forager. Sharing her knowledge as a bushcraft and nature practitioner, Leah will show you how to safely and sustainably identify and gather wild food, whilst sampling some delights along the way.

Your walk will take place at Chew Magna's stunning Community Farm, where you will discover the importance of sourcing seasonal and sustainable produce. Soak up all this new knowledge while absorbing your picturesque surroundings, from the farm to Chew Lake - you'll be spoilt for choice.

Your walk will take you through the local countryside where you are introduced to different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms. Discover a whole world of flavours, wild food and folklore you never imagined were possible - until now...

This experience will set you up for a lifetime of foraging.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Spring, the season of rebirth, gives us a lot to smile about. Nature is a miracle to behold, especially at this time of year. So much change is happening right beneath our feet or in hidden pockets of lush countryside, that if you don't know where to look, is easy to miss. Nothing opens our eyes to nature quite like foraging.

If you’re curious about foraging, but frazzled about where to begin, EcoWild is here to save the day. This scenic spring foraging walk will guide you through all the essentials while you discover the abundance of fresh spring greens, edible flowers and herbs available at this glorious time of the year.

You’ll be in the wonderful hands of your host Leah - a seriously passionate forager. Sharing her knowledge as a bushcraft and nature practitioner, Leah will show you how to safely and sustainably identify and gather wild food, whilst sampling some delights along the way.

Your walk will take place at Chew Magna's stunning Community Farm, where you will discover the importance of sourcing seasonal and sustainable produce. Soak up all this new knowledge while absorbing your picturesque surroundings, from the farm to Chew Lake - you'll be spoilt for choice.

Your walk will take you through the local countryside where you are introduced to different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms. Discover a whole world of flavours, wild food and folklore you never imagined were possible - until now...

This experience will set you up for a lifetime of foraging.

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Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Outdoors

On the day

  • This experience is all outdoors so please be prepared for anything the weather may bring. The walk will be slow-paced through fields and woodland, please bring sensible footwear as it may be muddy and uneven in parts
  • Please car share where possible.

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 EcoWild CIC

EcoWild is an inclusive community that engages people with the living world through woodland and community farm-based activities. Whether you're seeking out something imaginative or adventurous, EcoWild provides something for everyone and groups of all ages. Experiences include wild foraging walks, fire making and cooking, wildlife exploration, shelter making, natural art workshops and mindful practices. Adults can get involved with nature wellbeing groups and children immersed in forest groups. This welcoming community aims to deepen our connection to nature and heighten our sense of interconnectivity.

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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.

How to get there

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Price
£40 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 45 mins
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.