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Foraging & Feasting at St Michael’s Mount

Sunday 19th May 2019
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, UK, TR17 0HS
Emma Gunn Forage And Picnic
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The walk will commence 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, dabberlocks, sugar kelp, oarweed, dulse, bladderwrack, and spiralled wrack.

Upon arrival to the island, the group will be led to an area on the island that is not usually accessible to the public. This is a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful north terrain 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 north side of the island 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.

Following the walk a delicious picnic, created by the St Michael’s Mount Head Chef Greg Milne in collaboration with Emma, will be provided.

Time

  • 11.00 – 13.00

Cost

  • £30 per person
  • Age 8 and up
  • Walks are limited to 20 people

Where

  • Marazion Beach, below the Godolphin Hotel

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