WILD FOOD WALKS
"Heavenly experiences on earth and shore"
Half-day Wild Food Walks
on Dartmoor and the South Devon coast
from February to November
at affordable prices
Going out to local wild places to hunt for delicacies is a time honoured way to spend happy days in Nature. As a family outing, everyone's skills are needed and everyone has something special to contribute to the adventure.
Wild foods are very rich, their amazing flavours delight the taste buds while deeply satisfying the appetite so you don't need much to fill you up. Their vitamin and mineral content is far higher than even organically grown produce and so the whole experience lifts our spirits in ways that nothing else can, giving us a feeling of joy rarely experienced in modern life.
But, unless you were lucky enough to learn from someone, the journey of working out which plants are edible and which are poisonous can be fraught with as many unpleasant experiences as exquisite and mistakes can be fatal or cause permanent disability. Learning from photographs in a book is not ideal because when starting out you need all your senses to make a positive identification, understanding the plant in all it's possible guises and affected by various weathers. So, it's important to learn right, first time.
That's where these walks come in, teaching you carefully at every step, making sure you know all the points to look for and that you know if there's something poisonous it can be confused with. You'll also learn easy ways to add wild foods to your everyday cooking and how this work fits us perfectly into Nature's rhythms.
There's no need to worry about remembering it all, an information booklet is included in the price covering everything we see on the day.
For dates, descriptions and prices of each walk, please click on the WILD FOOD WALKS tab at the top of the page, then make your booking on the CONTACT FORM.
I can create special walks for private groups, corporate events, hen parties etc. at rates to be discussed. I also give talks about my work and my books.
I learned from Australian Aborigines, African Bushmen and Pygmies, and North American Indians while I was walking around the world and when I got back to Britain, I applied the way they think to the landscape here in order to find wild food.
After doing this for 10 years, I realised I'd discovered the long forgotten annual migration route we used to take in this area as hunter-gatherers, all those years ago. The logic of how it works is the missing link that enables us to easily find all the wild food we need, when and where we need it, all year round.
As I worked it out, I realised that hunting & gathering isn't about survival at all, it's about absolute freedom: the
freedom for all of us to eat the very best foods in our country and to
use the parts of our intuitive brain that have been blocked by 4,000
years of separation from Nature.
Nobody else has found this route.
I think of this knowledge as our birthright and hopefully our future and so I keep my prices affordable to all. My aim is to teach as many people as I can so that this knowledge, being added to along the way by the experiences of those who try it, will spread out as far as it will go.
I've written a book about my discoveries: THE HUNTER-GATHERER WAY, and reading it before coming on a walk will greatly enhance and deepen your experience. For more information or to order it, please click on the BOOKS tab at the top of the page. It's also available as a Kindle version through Amazon.
I hope you can come on a Wild Food Walk with me soon and step into the wonderland that Nature has waiting for you.
FACEBOOK: The Hunter-Gatherer Way by Ffyona Campbell