Ffyona Campbell's



the hunter-gatherer way


Devon, UK



I teach Half Day Wild Food courses and I run a Year Long Wild Food course of 10 week-ends.

I can teach you how to correctly identify the wild food from the poisonous by showing you them side-by-side

and running through all the failsafe characteristics to look for and simple ways of how to remember 

them so you don't make mistakes.

And I can teach you the clever clues as to where to find them so that you can

eat wild food all year long.


I was taught by Aborigines, Bushmen, Pygmies and a great outdoorsman

and I have applied myself daily for the last 15 years to the task of learning the wild foods of Britain.


I've done the hard work for you, so if you want to learn right, first time, then lay down your books, 

 leave your frustrations behind and step out into the wild with me 

and let me be your guide for a life-time of adventure.








To introduce you to some of the plants of each season,

I take you on a slow walk in a south Devon village or by the sea or along the river.

I teach you the edible next to the poisonous look-a-likes.

We taste, touch, smell and observe each edible plant carefully

and then you have a look for them and I check them.


You take home a portion of wild food to eat in a salad, pesto or soup.

And you take home a colour illustrated booklet of all that we find

so that you don't have to make notes or take photographs.



Example page from the Spring Wild Food Identification Booklet




Each half-day walk costs £35 per adult and £17.50 per child between the age of 11 and 18.

The walks are not suitable for younger children.

There is a 10% discount for group bookings of 5 or more adults if all paying together.




Please click on the DATES tab in the menu.





Email me on wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com with the

date you'd like and the number of people.


I will email you back with the availability and ask for the full payment 

via Paypal to secure your place. You can also pay by cheque.


If you need to cancel or re-arrange please give me at least 48 hours

 notice for a 50% refund.





Gift vouchers are a great way of giving the gift of a 

Wild Food Walk, 

allowing the recipient to choose any walk and they are valid for 1 year. 

To order one just go to the BOOKS tab at the top

and scroll down to the bottom of the page or email me. 









If you're really determined to learn these plants,

investing in this intensive course teaches you in depth and with constant repetition over 10 week-ends,

one week-end a month from February to November. 


It will give you the confidence to gather wild food in your area all year round and in so doing to discover a world around

you that comes alive, enchants you, feeds you, inspires you and gives the rest of your life an abundance of adventures that cost

nothing yet feel like they're made of pure gold.


It will give you a wealth of knowledge to keep practising so that you can become a wild food teacher yourself.


This is not a survival course. I believe that people learn best when they are comfortable and well fed.

You will be taught in an atmosphere of support and encouragement with ongoing back-up throughout the month.

In this way you will feel your confidence growing so that

it becomes second nature to you to go out on your own and select the plants that are good to eat.


You arrive on Friday evening and stay until tea-time on Sunday.

The group is about 12 in total, often 6 men and 6 women.


You stay together in bunkhouses during the colder months and camp together in the summer

with the teaching done in a beautiful bell tent warmed by a wood burning stove.


You eat delicious meals that I cook and then teach you how to prepare

using the wild foods we have gathered.


We follow our ancient hunter-gatherer migration route which I discovered

through years of work piecing together my experiences of eating wild food.


There is a strong emphasis on teaching you so that you can teach others.

As places are limited and there has been a very high demand for this course,

you will be asked to complete an application form as part of a selection process.


Please email me on wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com for more information.




Investment in this course includes all meals and accommondation, on application.



DATES 2018 


2,3,4 March

30,31,1 March/April

27,28,29 April

25,26,27 May

29,30,1 June/July

27,28,29 July

24,25,26 August

21,22,23 September

19,20,21 October

23,24,25 November





While I was walking around the world, I noticed that the hunter-gatherers I met seemed to have a much higher

quality of life than most Western people. So, after the walk had finished, I went to live with the Australian

Aborigines and very quickly I discovered that my hunch was right. 


I realised that I had found what the West is always looking for but can never find.


I returned to Britain to become a hunter-gatherer in my own country. I began by using the hunter-gatherer

logic I'd learned and applied it to the landscape here to see if it would work. After doing this for many

years, I realised it had revealed our long forgotten annual migration route which fits us perfectly into the

eco-system and which enables us to easily find an abundance of wild food all year round. It also leads us to

a life that makes perfect sense on so many levels because it satisfies where nothing else can.


Nobody else has figured out this ancient route, possibly because it took a bit of female logic to put it all

together (rather than take it all apart) in order to notice it!


As I worked it out, I realised that hunting and gathering isn't about survival at all: it's about absolute

freedom. It's the only way of life that enables all of us, not just the very wealthy, to eat the best foods in our

country. And, as we do so, we play our part so that even more wild food grows back. It means that if we are

all gathering wild food there will be twice as much.


Hunting for and gathering wild food is not only rewarding on a physical level, providing the body with

exactly what it needs for each season, but it also requires us to use parts of our brain that have been blocked 

by 4,000 years of separation from Nature. 


It's no wonder then that when I started taking people out with me and teaching them what I had discovered,

they reported feelings of deep delight and purpose they'd never experienced in modern life.


Inorder to meet the challenges of the future I don't believe we need oil or gas or metal we just need to know 

that we belong here and how we can play our part in Nature.




THE HUNTER-GATHERER WAY Putting Back the Apple 





I've written a book about my discoveries and reading it before coming on a walk will greatly enhance and deepen

your experience on the day. It is a pre-requisit to the Intenstive Course.

The book has reached over 17 countries so far with some amazing reviews, a few of which I have posted on the

REVIEWS tab found at the top of this page.

You can order a copy under the BOOKS tab.


NEW Audiobook

To listen to a sample go to the BOOKS tab.

To order a CD or an MP3 version just scroll down to the bottom of that page and order it there.



The sequel to The Hunter-Gatherer Way will be released in 2017.

To pre-order your copy of

More Stories from The Hunter-Gatherer Way

please email me on wildfoodwalks55@gmail.com





I give talks about my discoveries, they are very popular with people who are interested in learning how to

deepen their connection with Nature and who want to find a way through the maze of ideas about how to

live sustainably.

The hunter-gatherer way is the only way of life that's been proven to work, on all levels, and for all time;

and it's surprisingly easy to adopt large aspects of it in modern day life.


For rates, please email me with the size of your group and it's location.


"I really appreciated your talk. It was a great atmosphere. Having read your book it was a bit like seeing a

band whose album you know really well, live for the first time!" Hal Gillmore


"It was a special evening indeed....your smile lights up an uncertain world." Gill Smith





As well as the blog on this site, there is also a Facebook page where I share some of my observations and

adventures throughout the year, it's called The Hunter-Gatherer Way by Ffyona Campbell.


Read the book or come on a WILD FOOD WALK with me soon and step into the world that Nature has

waiting for you.


You'll be amazed at how perfectly you fit in. 


                                                                                                                            Ffyona Campbell