Coastal Foraging Walk

Coastal Foraging Walk

£35.00 Per Person

The Coastal Foraging Walk from Original Outdoors is an introduction to edible plants, seaweeds, shellfish and other wild foods on the beaches of North Wales. They run for approximately 2 hours and are timed to coincide with low tide.

5th October 2019 (9-11am)
18th January 2020 (9-11am)
22nd February 2020 (1-3pm)
21st March 2020 (12-2pm)
17th May 2020 (11am-1pm)
19th July 2020 (1-3pm)
16th August 2020 (12-2pm)
26th September 2020 (10am-12pm)
24th October 2020 (9-11am)
14th November 2020 (12-2pm)

Please select from date options below


Gift Vouchers available for this course

You can purchase places on this course for somebody else as a gift voucher. Please see the tab below the course description below for more information, or you can select the relevant option from the dropdown menu above.

Coastal Foraging Walk

Short beach foraging courses held in North Wales

£35.00 per person

Original Outdoors runs coastal and beach foraging walks throughout the year. Each course follows a walk through woodlands down to a beach where we will explore the best edible plants, seaweeds and shellfish that the are has to offer.

The walks are roughly two hours in length, meeting at the beautiful seaside village of Borth y Gest (near Porthmadog) and are led by an experienced and professional forager. No previous experience is required other than being willing to explore beaches, rockpools and the inlets of this stunning part of the North Wales coast.

The walks are timed to coincide with low tide, and the start times are listed next to the dates above.

Course Content

  • Identification and use of the plants to be found in that area at that time of year
  • How to access and gather wild food legally and ethically
  • How to use guidebooks properly
  • The laws of foraging and gathering wild plants
  • Gathering protein – fish, shellfish and other sources
  • Basic overview of fishing
  • Staying safe when coastal foraging

2019 Course Dates

Each course takes roughly 2 hours to complete and is timed to coincide with a low tide

5th October 2019 (9-11am)
18th January 2020 (9-11am)
22nd February 2020 (1-3pm)
21st March 2020 (12-2pm)
17th May 2020 (11am-1pm)
19th July 2020 (1-3pm)
16th August 2020 (12-2pm)
26th September 2020 (10am-12pm)
24th October 2020 (9-11am)
14th November 2020 (12-2pm)

The Coastal Foraging Walk from Original Outdoors takes place near the village of Borth y Gest, just outside Porthmadog on the North Wales coast, just on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.

Full joining instructions and meeting point will be sent out by email after you book a place on the course.

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Richard Prideaux

The primary instructor for this course is Richard Prideaux, the lead instructor for Original Outdoors.

Richard has spent the majority of his adult life working in the great outdoors. He specialises in wilderness skills, foraging and teaching search operations to our professional clients at our sister site, where you can read more about him and his experience.

Amongst other things he is a qualified mountain leader, spent several years as an active member of one of the North Wales mountain rescue teams and regularly appears on screen and in print talking about foraging, bushcraft and survival and other essential outdoor skills.

Richard lives near Ruthin in North Wales.

Gift Vouchers for our Foraging and Wild Foods courses

We sell gift vouchers for almost all of our public skills and experience courses. The vouchers are an e-voucher with a code, plus an A4 PDF that can be personalised with a short message for the person receiving it.

How it works

The process works like this:

  1. You can either choose a specific course date, or choose ‘Gift Voucher’ if you just want the recipient to choose a date for themselves
  2. Once you have chosen either a date or a voucher AND the number of places then click through to the checkout and fill in your payment information
  3. Your order will be processed and we will get in touch with you directly by email to ask if you want to add a message to the PDF
  4. We will send the PDF and the unique e-voucher code to you by email, along with another PDF that has instructions on how the person receiving the voucher can redeem it and claim their place
  5. You give the voucher to the person receiving it and they claim their place and pass their contact information to us so we can send them the rest of the course information

Please take a look at our Gift Voucher Terms and Conditions on this page, and please contact us if you have any questions.

Do I need any special equipment?

As a minimum we ask people to bring outdoor clothing for a day of walking on an exposed beach, so a waterproof coat, warm layers and hat/gloves for the winter courses. Your feet will stay dry but if you want to explore some of the rockpools or the water’s edge then you may want to bring wellies or neoprene boots.

Can I bring a dog?

Yes – but it will have to be on a lead at all times and be well behaved. You are responsible for your own dog at all times.

Is there any cooking involved?

There is no cooking involved on this course, but we do run a dedicated Wild Food Weekend that covers many aspects of cooking with wild food in the outdoors.

Private Foraging Courses

Any of our public courses can be booked as a private event, or we can create a day or event to meet your specific requirements.

Please get in touch directly, or take a look at the popular private courses below.

Who are we?

Original Outdoors is an established outdoor activity and training provider in North Wales.
We are passionate about the outdoors and share this through our training courses, activity days activity days and outdoor services.

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Original Outdoors
Maes Gwyn
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+44(0)1824 703 121 (Office)

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