15/09/2019 : St Michael Mount Forage Picnic Wild Food Expert Emma Gunn

St Michael’s Mount Forage and Picnic with wild food expert Emma Gunn

CityPenzance
CountyCornwall (GB033)
Date15/09/2019
Hours11:00
CategoriaEvents
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Penzance
Cornwall (GB033)
Tel 2019-09-15
Categoria Events
St Michael Mount Forage Picnic Wild Food Expert Emma Gunn

Commencing on Marazion beach (below the Godolphin Arms) at the edge of the causeway leading to the island, Emma will start the walk discussing sustainable foraging practice and will identify the multitude of seaweeds that grow adjacent to the causeway, including sea lettuce, Japanese wireweed, gutweed, and more. Upon arrival to the island, the group will be led to the Northern Woods, an area that is not usually accessible to the public. This is a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful terrain of the woodland on the Northern side of St Michael’s Mount which has stunning views across to the Marazion marshes, Penzance and Trencrom Hill. With carpets of bluebells in spring, blackberries in late summer, and wild berries in winter, the Northern Woods is nurtured but not landscaped, so there is a real sense of exploring a natural habitat.

If you have always wanted to know what food you can forage in the wild, or if you are an expert in foraging, this walk will be insightful and enjoyable with the opportunity to forage sorrel, sow thistle, bramble shoots (blackberries), crocosmia, nettles, scurvy grass, silverweed, navelwort, conifers, hogweed, daisies, dandelions, cleavers, dock, plantain, three-cornered leek, and honeysuckle. Your ticket will include: a guided walk and talk tour with Emma Gunn a foraged picnic entrance to the castle a return boat ticket from St Michael's Mount to Marazion

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