Please note this foraging walk will now meet and end at Benbow Pond (GU28 9BX). Parking is available on site.
Connect with nature on this autumnal family foraging walk with Cowdray’s Forager.
You will be guided through some of West Sussex’s most beautiful countryside in search of wild foods. You will learn about what is edible, what’s not and how we can protect these habitats for future generations.
Meet George, Cowdray Forager:
George has been foraging and using wild foods for some years, supplying the freshest foraged wild edibles to some of the country’s top restaurants, chefs and food establishments.
After years of being immersed in the ‘wild’ himself, George decided to focus on encouraging others to appreciate the significance of our native countryside, and how we can enjoy and protect it for future generations.
He now works with landowners to help quantify the wildfoods within their landscape so they can realise the full potential of this biodiversity, add value and realise a better equilibrium for land and owner. He also conducts engaging walks, guiding people through different habitats and explaining the myriad of uses and diversity of flavour we have all around us.
Over his years of foraging George has accrued an in-depth knowledge of our countryside, its diverse habitats and the variety of plants and fungi each contains. He has covered the length and breadth of the country from the Scottish Highlands to the moors and coasts of Cornwall, in search of new native edibles as well as sustainable sources to pick them. As the Head Forager at Bello Wild Food, George has worked closely with chefs consulting on what, when and how to use each ingredient to best showcase them. This unique relationship between chef and forager has led George to be featured on programmes like BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, following the journey from forest to fork.
Walks will begin in the overflow carpark at Cowdray Farm Shop and last approximately two hours. Family walks are suitable for children ages 8 upwards and may vary between two and four miles. Please wear footwear that is suitable for undulating terrain.
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