Forage & Feast - Wild food-finding
Spend a day in the breathtaking grounds of Sharpham Estate with Brigit-Anna McNeill, learning to identify, pick safely and prepare seasonal wild foods. Re-connect to nature through plants and see with new eyes as you taste, touch and begin to understand the edible and medicinal plants that are all around you.
This event costs £45 per person and is suitable for adults aged 16 or over. Price includes a foraged lunch.
This day is for you if you are:
- Keen to explore the world of wild food
- Interested in learning more about the natural world
- A beginner to foraging or an expert
- Enthusiastic about wild food recipes and cooking
NB: This day is for adults only 16+ - click here to find out about our popular Family Forage Days
What should you bring?
- Snack - our lunch will be a late one and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
- Hat and warm clothes
- Good comfy shoes or wellies
- Paper and pen if you want to take notes
- Camera if you want to take pictures
- Bottle of water
- A basket with a handle or similar for foraging, if you have one
What we've cooked on previous foraging days
- wild fire crumble
- roasted roots
- green goddess salad
- nettle and wild garlic pesto
- herby bread
- seasonal wild soup
- dandelion fritters
- carragheen and elderflower panacotta
- rose petal hot chocolate
- green risotto
- salsa verde
- comfrey fritters
- wild sushi
- dandelion coffee
- stir fried gobo
- garlic mushrooms
- chestnut tart with rosehip syrup
- root stew
- mugwort dream tea
- crispy seaweed
- dips and sauces
- rose petal and elderflower jelly
- wild plant cheese
The day runs from 10am to 4.30pm.
Please follow the signs to the woodland car park on entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending steeply towards Sharpham House). Brigit will meet you in the woodland kitchen, your base camp for the day, for an introduction and a cup of wild herbal tea.
This is followed by a 3-hour foraging walk through the grounds of the Sharpham Estate: through woodland, meadows, fields and riverside, taking in stunning views and beautiful landscape.
You will be shown how to safely gather and identify wild food using sight, taste or feel whilst also discovering the medicinal uses of the plants and their folklore. We will harvest along the way and take back our finds to cook in our sheltered kitchen.
The finale is a delicious feast which we will prepare together and eat around the banquet table or under the canvas shelter with a roaring fire at its centre. We will close with final questions and a lovely wild cup of something delicious.
Brigit is amazing, wise beyond her years! I have seen the world with new eyes and can’t wait to do more walks with her.
Brigit is full of knowledge and a lovely person to spend a day with, I felt truly inspired and it has awakened in me a thirst for nature!
Amazing food and an amazing experience thank you Brigit and thank you Sharpham.
Sharpham is stunning and I didn’t want to leave, the wild food was gorgeous, the walk breath taking. The day surpassed my expectations.
Brigit is the Nigella of the woods!
I love the rose petal cacao and the wild sushi was divine!
Follow the signs to the woodland car park on entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending towards Sharpham House). Brigit will meet you in the woodland kitchen, your base camp for the day, for an introduction and a cup of wild herbal tea.
Click here for directions to The Sharpham Trust.
£45 per person per day (age 16+)
Brigit-Anna McNeill - foraging leader
Brigit is a professional forager, earth based herbalist, facilitator, nature connection guide and therapist. She takes people on a journey of reconnecting to their own nature and innate wisdom, inviting them into deeper relationship with life through immersion in and with the natural world.
Following an MA in Art psychotherapy, Brigit trained in wilderness therapy and mentoring. This journey then led her to being apprenticed to renowned elders in herbalism and the ancient art of foraging
Brigit loves to guide others in nature to see it as they have never seen it before; as the missing community they have always craved.
Brigit's knowledge and passion for plants is fantastic and infectious, whether for medicine, food or spiritual ally.
£45 per person per day (age 16+)
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