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 Walk

Ballyronan, Co. Londonderry

Saturday 25th March and Saturday 1st April at Ballyronan Marina (10 am)

These walks are based at the marina at Ballyronan, Co. Londonderry. We will be walking around the site and the adjoining woods. Afterwards, on 25th I’ll be making soda bread on the griddle, and on 1st I’ll be making vegetable soup, incorporating some of the ingredients found on the walk. Please book through Liam Glavin at

Lagan Towpath

Lagan towpath at Stranmillis Weir, Belfast

Tuesday 28th March at 4:30

I’ll be joining Queen’s University students (Queen’s Climate Action Network) on a foraging walk along the Lagan Towpath, starting at Stranmillis Weir. There’s room for more, so all are welcome. Please use the following link to book in:  Cost £4.40 incl. booking fee.

Wild about Wellbeing

Ecos Park, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Saturday 22nd April at 11:00

Mid and East Antrim have asked me to lead a foraging walk around the Ecos Park in Ballymena for Earth Day, billed as “Wild about Wellbeing”. Please book by emailing the Braid Arts Centre at Lots of wild garlic and chives etc. on offer.

Farm Foraging Walk

Broughgammon Farm

near Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

Saturday 15th April at 11:00

Sunday 21st May at 11:00

I will be leading a foraging walk at the delightful Broughgammon Farm near Ballycastle, Co. Antrim at 11am. Herbalist and farmer Becky should also be on hand to talk about the wild herbs growing in the area, and what you can do with them. The events costs £24 per person. Please book by using this link:

I’ll be making a second visit to Broughgammon on Sunday 21st May to forage for edibles and herbs. Booking:, and again, it’s £24 per person.

Foraging in Tyrone and Fermanagh

Venues to be arranged

Sunday 23rd April

Saturday 29th April

I will be leading foraging walks in Fermanagh and Tyrone courtesy of the local Council, but details have yet to be finalised. Please check the forage website here or Fermanagh and Omagh District Council website for details when it is sorted.

Connected Walks Programme

Ecos Park, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Saturday 20th May, 10am

I’ll be leading a foraging walk at the Ecos Park in Ballymena as part of Mid and East Antrim’s Connected Walks programme funded by the Loneliness Network. It will be a nice gentle walk followed by a cup of tea/coffee afterwards. To book, contact Denise at the Council offices:

Past Events – Locations of Forage events around the country

Co. Londonderry

Learmount Forest, Feeny

Roe Valley CP, Limavady

Rath Dubh, Moneyneany


Downhill Forest

Ballyscullion, Bellaghy

Drumnaph Wood, Maghera

Prehen, Derry

Gransha, Derry

Lough Beg, Toome

Killaloo Wood, Claudy

Ness Wood, Claudy



Co. Tyrone

Cabin Wood, Cookstown


Drum Manor Forest Park, Cookstown

Dungannon Park

Gortin Village

Lissan House, Cookstown

Springhill, Moneymore

Gortin Glen Forest Park

Ecclesville Wood, Fintona


Co. Armagh

Slieve Gullion Forest Park


Oxford Island


Co. Fermanagh

Devenish Partnership, Enniskillen

Castle Archdale Forest Park

Tully Castle

Killyfole Lough

Co Antrim

Cushendall Beach



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




People’s Park, Ballymena


Crumlin Glen



Straidkilly and Glenarm



Carnmoney Hill

Republic of Ireland

Marlay Park, Dublin

St. Anne’s Park, Dublin

Carlingford, Co. Louth

Tintern, Co. Wexford



Shaw’s Bridge

Belvoir Forest Park


Ormeau Park

Lagan Lands East

Lagan Towpath

Lagan Meadows

Cherryvale Park

Bog Meadows NR



Co. Down


Hillsborough Estate

Comber Greenway

Castlewellan Forest Park


Rostrevor Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park

Delamont Country Park