Explore the beautiful south devon coastline and enjoy foraging, rock pool rambling and beachcombing before preparing and sampling a diverse menu of seashore foods…
The coastline of this country has a rich harvest of food material. Our ancestors would have relied upon the seashore to provide a major portion of their diet, especially during the lean times of the year. Edible seaweeds, molluscs, fish and coastal plants are abundant in the clean and clear waters of South Devon.
This afternoon out on the beaches and bays of this beautiful coastline will be spent foraging on the strandline, rock-pool rambling, beachcombing and preparing a diverse menu of seashore foods using a number of different cooking methods. There may also be time for paddling and swimming so please feel free to bring swimsuits / wetsuits etc.
Timings are dependent on the tides. We anticipate a 12.30pm meeting/start time and a 5.30pm finish (on both days). This will be reconfirmed near to the event date with detailed joining instructions and directions.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will involve some walking on uneven terrain and may occasionally involve some scrambling over rocks etc and therefore is not well suited to those of limited mobility.
£45 adults & 16+ / £20 kids 5-15 yrs / under 5s free
Tom Wigston – Tom has spent over 25 years working in the outdoor and environmental education sector, enabling people of all ages to access the benefits that experiences in nature have to offer. Tom first trained as an Environmental Educator in North America and developed his skills as a facilitator and trainer through working for organisations back in the UK. Tom spent several years in a senior role with the Devon County Council Outdoor Service developing outdoor programmes, managing outdoor centres, and delivering training. He is a qualified teacher, Forest School leader and Bushcraft Instructor and carries several other outdoor leadership qualifications and accreditation. Tom has recently completed a master’s degree in education, pursuing his keen interest in the academic and philosophical exploration of outdoor learning and human-environment relationships.
Chris Salisbury – Chris founded WildWise after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a background in the theatre, a training in therapy and a career in environmental education he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world. He has worked with Ray Mears and John Rhyder, amongst many others.
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