Coastal Foraging Basics

Coastal Foraging Basics Course (L1)

Entry-level coastal and beach foraging training course for groups, organisations and individuals as part of a structured training programme.

Course Content

The Coastal Foraging Basics (L1) Course from Original Outdoors is an entry-level coast and beach foraging training course based in the UK.

Subjects covered include:

  • Identification of common and safe edible wild plants and seaweeds from the British Coast
  • Reading the Beach – where you are likely to find wild edibles on the coast of the UK
  • Identification of edible crustaceans, molluscs and bivalves
  • Identification of toxic or dangerous species
  • Basic sea fishing for UK waters (including equipment choice and basics of casting)
  • UK Coastal foraging laws and ethical issues (including MLS (Minimum Landing Size) and seasonal restrictions)
  • Equipment choice and use (including guidebooks and harvesting equipment)
  • Safety near water and potential environmental hazards
  • Emergency techniques

This coastal foraging training course is delivered by experienced instructors.

Course Cost

Please contact us for an immediate quote for delivery of this course anywhere on the coast of the UK.

Course Delivery

The Coastal Foraging Basics (L1) Course is delivered as a one-day course for standalone training, or can be combined with other training as a bespoke course.
The course is delivered entirely in the field and can be delivered on-site if required (assuming a suitable location can be offered by the client).
The course can be delivered at a maximum 1:10 ratio.

Course Dates and Bookings

This course is most often run directly for a client, either on site or at one of our coastal locations in North Wales.
Please contact us for more information.

EST Course Classification

Training Level: Level One
Terrain Level: T7 – due to proximity to water
Training Streams: Wild Food

Previous Clients

Outdoor activity centres, outdoor instructors, chefs/hospitality professionals, outdoor professionals

Course Prerequisites

This is a Level 1 EST Framework course where no previous subject experience is required.

A good level of general fitness is preferred due to the moderately active nature of parts of the course (walking with rucksack, sleeping on the ground etc)

Equipment Required

General outdoor clothing is required for the duration of the course – we can send a course-specific equipment list on request, and full information will be sent out once a booking has been confirmed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course certificated?

Yes, all successful course participants will receive printed and PDF certificates from their attendance of the course.

Can the course be tailored for a specific application?

We can tailor the course content to suit a specific application or client requirement. Please contact us with what you need.

Do you run open courses for the public?

We do periodically run open courses for individuals to attend. Please contact us for information on cost and dates.

This course is part of the Environmental Survival Training (EST) Framework from Original Outdoors. We are part of the Wilderness Skills Association.

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
LL15 1UL

+44(0)1824 703 121 (Office)

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