This private experience is perfect for groups, couples or individuals wishing to learn new and exciting foraging skills in a beautiful coastal environment. Our aim for this course is to give you the best day out and help build your confidence with wild food while teaching you how to safely and sustainibly harvest coastal plants, seaweeds, shellfish and much more.
Under 16's are welcome to attend free of charge under adult supervision, however this course is primarily aimed at adults due to the course duration and depth of information you will receive.
If you are looking for a kids activity, please see our: Guided Rockpool Safari
What to expect...
This 6 hour course will begin with your guide Dan, meeting you at a specially selected, pre-determined location. After the initial introductions are out of the way you will be given a safety briefing and an introduction to what the day will entail, then the real fun can begin! You will be exploring different habitats from coastal urban areas, to grassland, beaches and rockpools with the help of your experienced your guide.
The first few hours of the course will be spent looking exclusively at wild plants,
learning how to identify the "edibles & deadibles" while gathering the ingredients for your wild salad starter, you will then move to a second location to forage for your seafood main course and explore the abundant marine life our coastline has to offer.
Around an hour before the end of the experience, Dan will cook up a 2-3 course meal on the beach using your foraged goodies, giving you a real taste for Coastal Foraging.
A typical Coastal Foraging Course will cover the following topics:
Wild Plants - Edible Sea Life - Edible Seaweeds
Sustainable Foraging - Habitat Identification - Coastal Cooking
Tidal Awareness & Safety
There is also the option for "Extreme Low Tide" courses which only happen a handful of times per year, for these dates please see the EVENTS calendar.
You will be provided with any necessary foraging equipment, but please read the required kit list below!
What you will need!
Robust closed toe footwear with good tread, Wellies are perfect! Alternatively trainers will do, but they will get soaking wet.
NO Crocs, flip-flops or sandals please!
Weather appropriate clothing (remember we are in Wales)
Any medication you may require i.e Asthma pumps, Epi pens etc.
Something to drink (wild foods can have some strong flavours)
Something light to snack on between locations
A camera to capture the memories #blackrockpembs
A notebook & pen if you want to record plant names
Spending money for a coffee or Black Rock T-shirt
Please note that a fair level of physical fitness will be required, as we can expect to cover 4- 6 miles during the course. For groups with mobility issues, please email for a tailor made course. Also, public facilities are not always available at all locations.
The course is open to people of all ages (under 16's must have an adult present)