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Spring Coastal Foraging Walk

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Event Date
April 7 @ 2:00 pm

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Join us as we explore the serene expanse of Galloway’s coastline and learn about the incredible fauna and flora that thrive on the shore.


About the workshop

An opportunity to slow down and unwind, this relaxing time of coastal foraging will recalibrate our movements in line with the gentle pull of the tides. A space in which to rest and learn amidst the beauty of seaweed and the many marvels of rock pools.

We will meet in the charming village of Kirkandrews before making our way down to the shore for low tide where we will meet and gather a variety of beautiful coastal plants and seaweeds. After this we will share a light foraged meal and more healing cups of wild tea, as we explore how to make medicine, food and seasonings with our most nutritious and delectable seaweeds, as well as the coastal plants that thrive alongside them.

This workshop will also introduce you to the diverse fauna that live along the shore, taking time to examine the exquisite crustacea, molluscs, fish and birds that also know the sea as home.

We hope you will:

Learn how to safely identify a number of seaweeds
Learn how best to prepare seaweed as food and medicine
Be able to identify a number of shore molluscs and crustacea
Learn seabirds by their tracks and calls
Enjoy time spent gently exploring Galloway’s pristine and secluded coastline

Key information

The event will be guided and facilitated by Tamara Colchester (founder of Plant Listening).


Suggested donation £25-£45

Plant Listening is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to make healing experiences with nature available to all.

All donations support our transformative community work, providing walks for marginalised communities across Scotland. If you would like to make a donation to support us, please visit our donations page.

There are 10 adult (18+ years) and 5 child (0-17 years) places available for this workshop.

Kirkandrews Kirk

3 hours


Frequently Asked Questions

Are children allowed?
Yes. Children are allowed to join this workshop, though places are limited to five, and they must be accompanied by at least one ticket-holding adult.

Are dogs allowed?
No. Unfortunately, as we will be based in Kirkandrews Kirk, it’s not suitable to bring dogs to this workshop.


Kirkandrews Kirk, DG6 4UB

Venue Details
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Date :
07 April 2024
Time :
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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