Think wild garlic, asparagus, shellfish and berries, all waiting for you to discover as you cycle along the Kent coast.
This is a proper day out. One with purpose. A day of foraging. It all takes place near Deal, Kent, the garden of England, a county where you will be more than happy to learn how to live off the land.
This is a seasonal experience, as you will eat and learn about all the different wild foods growing on the beaches and in the hedgerows. Think wild garlic, asparagus, shellfish and berries, all waiting for you to discover - by bike.
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Yes, you will be bicycling along the Kent coast, from the ancient Smuggler’s highway to sun drenched beach paths overlooked by the White Cliffs. The circuit is 3 to 6 miles with stops on the way for plant identification and food gathering. You will of course be stopping to enjoy a really delicious foraged picnic, with unique food and flavours. Botanical cocktails and herb teas are a feature, and the ‘Wild Kitchen’ team is led by Lucia Stuart, a French restaurateur, who is your expert guide and chef on this totally unique tour.
The food is frankly delicious, and it’s not surprising, Lucia has been foraging for 30 years and in 2011 published a book ‘Eating Flowers’. Go in a day or make a weekend of it. Kent is a fabulous county easily reached by train from London in just over an hour. The bike tour lasts 5-7 hours, and you will take back information to amuse and feed you for a lifetime.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
- 5-7 hour foraging course in Deal / St Margarets in Kent
- A wonderful day trip from London or weekend away.
- Harvest a range of wild ingredients, including shellfish
- Learn the ins and outs of foraging from a professional
- Delicious lunch included, with botanical alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and teas
- Bring your own bike or a hire bike can be organised for a supplement.
Starting from March 2021. It happens once a month on the weekend. Dates are increased due to demand.
Private sessions available for up to 6 people - select in dropdown.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pay for the gift experience you wish to purchase. We’ll send a voucher including booking information to you or directly to the recipient. You or your recipient needs to check the information on the voucher and book your experience date.