It is great to be able to plan events now with an element of confidence. It’s been really lovely to be able to lead walks and meet lots of lovely people again since last summer. Most organisers are still wary of overly large gatherings, so bookings are usually required, even for free events. Please honour your booking, as “no-shows” mean that someone else loses out – if you can’t make it, please let me or the organisers know.

 Foraging Farm Walks

Saturday 2nd April and Sunday 1st May 2022 at 11:00
Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.

I’ve been invited back to lovely Broughgammon Farm to lead two springtime foraging walks around the farm. At this time of the year, there’s always plenty of succulent and tasty spring greens to be found, and Becky Cole will be on hand to dish out advice on some of the herbs as well. Tickets cost £24 each.

Please book through https://www.broughgammon.com/events/

 Foraging  Walks in Mid and East Antrim

Saturday 26th March 2022 at ECOS, Ballymena

Saturday 23rd April 2022 at Bashfordsland Wood, Carrickfergus

Saturday 18th June at Browns Bay, Island Magee.
Fully Booked

Mid and East Antrim Council is putting together a series of foraging walks and demonstrations across the Borough this year. Events run from March to October, and cover a range of sites and habitats throughout the seasons.

As the events are firmed up, details will be shared here – booking is essential and numbers will be limited.

The first event is at Ecos Nature Park Ballymena on Saturday 26th. In order to book, please follow the link:http://bit.ly/3tsEXeh

If you’re on Facebook, there are more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/968496110482982/?ref=newsfeed

The details of the event at Bashfordsland in Carrickfergus on the 23rd April (10 – 1) can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/events/4909928005755644?ref=newsfeed

and booked using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/pRC0WzyJqi.

Past Events – Locations of Forage events around the country

Co. Londonderry

Learmount Forest, Feeny

Roe Valley CP, Limavady

Rath Dubh, Moneyneany

Draperstown

Downhill Forest

Ballyscullion, Bellaghy

Drumnaph Wood, Maghera

Prehen, Derry

Gransha, Derry

Lough Beg, Toome

Killaloo Wood, Claudy

Ness Wood, Claudy

Ballyronan

 

Co. Tyrone

Cabin Wood, Cookstown

Augher

Drum Manor Forest Park, Cookstown

Dungannon Park

Gortin Village

Lissan House, Cookstown

Springhill, Moneymore

Gortin Glen Forest Park

 

Co. Armagh

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Crossmaglen

Oxford Island

 

Co. Fermanagh

Devenish Partnership, Enniskillen

Castle Archdale Forest Park

Tully Castle

Co Antrim

Cushendall Beach

Rathcoole

Randalstown

Sentry Hill, Newtownabbey

Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus

Antrim Castle Demesne

Jubilee Wood, Whitehead

Bashfordslnd and Oakfield Woods, Carrickfergus

Mossley Mill

Rathlin Island

Greenisland Allotments

Shane’s Castle Estate

Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle

Ecos Park, Ballymena

Cloughmills

Bendooragh

Ballintoy

People’s Park, Ballymena

Galgorm

Crumlin Glen

Larne

Portglenone

Straidkilly and Glenarm

Glengormley

Glynn

Carnmoney Hill

Republic of Ireland

Marlay Park, Dublin

St. Anne’s Park, Dublin

Carlingford, Co. Louth

Tintern, Co. Wexford

 

Belfast

Shaw’s Bridge

Belvoir Forest Park

Tullycarnet

Ormeau Park

Lagan Lands East

Lagan Towpath

Lagan Meadows

Cherryvale Park

Bog Meadows NR

Orangefield

 

Co. Down

Moneyreagh

Hillsborough Estate

Comber Greenway

Castlewellan Forest Park

Rathfriland

Rostrevor Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park

Delamont Country Park

Bangor

Dundrum

Groomsport

Newcastle

Portaferry

Whiterock

Strangford

Loughbrickland

Annahilt

Lacken