Forage and Feast Experience

Highlights

  • Get in touch with the landscape and join an expert forager on the hunt for edibles
  • Explore a beautiful part of the Lake District from a fresh perspective
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labour with a picnic made with the freshest of ingredients
£80 pp
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What you'll do

Join us on a foraging and cook out adventure, in Ambleside, where you will join trained and enthusiastic foragers to give you a walk and and a picnic with a difference. Learn to live off the land and all about the health benefits of foraged plants and flowers, then enjoy a delicious meal with your group cooked outdoors around the camp fire.

Meet your guide in Ambleside, the heart of the Lake District, then head out looking for edibles that will form the basis of your meal.

You will spend three hours with your expert forager, uncovering delicious and unexpected herbs, vegetables and fruit.

The ingredients don’t get much more local than this…

Your expert guide will help you identify all manner of vegetation growing in the woodlands, amongst ferns, and in places you would never have guessed to look, giving you a new appreciation for a landscape we walk through so often.

People have been foraging in this land for millennia, so this experience really helps you get back to our roots and find a new appreciation the plants and fungi that grow here, so much of which is surprisingly central to a newly flourishing British cuisine.

Once you have collected the ingredients, you will sit down to a picnic, by a campfire where your lunch will be cooked and prepared.

By the time you’ve finished your seasonal, delicious picnic cooked by the campfire, you’ll never find yourself looking at your usual hike through the Lake District in the same way again.

What's included

Included

  • A foraging experience led by an expert guide
  • A delicious meal cooked around a campfire
Your local host

Katherine Beaumont

Hi! My name’s Katherine, and I¬†love connecting people with themselves, nature and each other.

I live in Rydal, a village in Cumbria. I love my home, and want to share my local knowledge and all of Rydal’s hidden gems with our visitors. My husband, Ben, is an experienced mountain leader and has been navigating the tops, barefoot, for over ten years. Ben prides himself on maximising the fun and adventure and weaves into the experience as much history and philosophy as he can to create an inspiring day out.

I will share all the things that I love to do on a daily basis with guests, such as foraging, meditation, horse connection and adventure. I really enjoy seeing people at their very best and I have lots of experience in using nature and animals to bring out the best in people.

 

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Location

Meet your host near Rydal Water in the heart of the Lake District at 13:00, they will then take you out to search for edibles in the beautiful landscape. You will return to your start point after around three hours.

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