Join wild food expert and forager, Emma Gunn, and enjoy a true taste of the bay
Various Dates in May & September
From dabberlock and dulse to hogweed and honeysuckle, be inspired by food located in the wild and get back to nature with wild food expert, Emma Gunn. Learn about what's edible along the Cornish coast and get a true taste of the bay
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 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 to sow thistle and crocosmia to conifers.
Following the walk, a delicious picnic, created by the St Michael’s Mount Head Chef Greg Milne in collaboration with Emma, will be provided.
A visit to the castle and return boat trip to the mainland is included in the ticket price.
Safety and Access: The walk will cover slippery surfaces like the causeway and uneven ground on the island. It is advised that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the walk – including sturdy walking shoes and clothing that covers arms and legs. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the terrain, this walk will not be suitable for people with limited mobility. The walk is suitable for ages 8 and up.
To read more about Emma Gunn visit http://nevermindtheburdocks.co.uk/
- Sunday 10th May, 12PM-2PM
- Sunday 7th June, 12PM-2PM
- Sunday 6th September, 12.30PM-2.30PM
- Sunday 20th September, 12.30PM-2.30PM