Now that Covid guidelines are allowing outdoor events to progress, it’s really lovely to be able to lead walks and meet lots of lovely people again. These events are somewhat provisional, and all require booking to enable contact details to be gathered. Please honour your booking, as “no-shows” mean that someone else loses out – if you can’t make it, please let the organisers know.
Sunday 12th September and 10th October 2021 at 11:00
Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.
I’ve been invited back to lovely Broughgammon Farm to lead two autumn foraging walks around the farm. At this time of the year, there’s always plenty to see, and Becky Cole will be on hand to dish out advice on some of the herbs as well.
Saturday 18th Septemberber 2021 at 10-12
Maine Riverside Walk, Cullybackey, Co. Antrim.
As part of Mid and East Antrim Council’s series of “Chatty Walks”, aimed at combating loneliness, I will be leading a foraging and nature walk at Galgorm Wood. You don’t have to be lonely to join in, but everyone is welcome.
“Getting gentle exercise outdoors in the fresh air and interacting with other people can be hugely beneficial for both physical and mental health. A series of 90 minute ‘chatty walks’ will run this autumn and winter Borough wide. Enjoy a guided walk led by local expert followed by a hot drink and some time for socialising.”
Booking essential; as numbers are limited, it is important that you turn up on the day:
Saturday 18 September 10am to 12noon – Foraging Walk @ Maine Riverside Walk Cullybackey https://forms.office.com/r/qgUUKxXkVa
I’ll be back in Hillsborough for some autumn foraging around the estate. There will be a walk in the morning and another in the afternoon. Booking will be through the Hillsborough Castle website https://www.hrp.org.uk/hillsborough-castle/whats-on/autumn-family-activities/#gs.9pgnr0
Saturday 9th and 30th October 2021
Kinedale Donkey Sancturay, Ballynahinch, Co. Down.
Following on from the very enjoyable early summer walks around the farm in the company of a couple of donkeys, I’m back at Kinedale to see what’s there this autumn. I’m hoping that the woodland area has been opened up, so we can see what’s there as well. And we get to hang out with donkeys!
Please book (£20) with Robert at https://www.kinedaledonkeys.co.uk/bookings-checkout/farm-forage-walk?referral=service_list_widget
Past Events – Locations of Forage events around the country
Learmount Forest, Feeny
Roe Valley CP, Limavady
Rath Dubh, Moneyneany
Drumnaph Wood, Maghera
Lough Beg, Toome
Killaloo Wood, Claudy
Ness Wood, Claudy
Cabin Wood, Cookstown
Drum Manor Forest Park, Cookstown
Lissan House, Cookstown
Gortin Glen Forest Park
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
Devenish Partnership, Enniskillen
Castle Archdale Forest Park
Sentry Hill, Newtownabbey
Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus
Antrim Castle Demesne
Jubilee Wood, Whitehead
Bashfordslnd and Oakfield Woods, Carrickfergus
Shane’s Castle Estate
Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle
Ecos Park, Ballymena
People’s Park, Ballymena
Straidkilly and Glenarm
Republic of Ireland
Marlay Park, Dublin
St. Anne’s Park, Dublin
Carlingford, Co. Louth
Tintern, Co. Wexford
Belvoir Forest Park
Lagan Lands East
Bog Meadows NR
Castlewellan Forest Park
Rostrevor Forest Park
Tollymore Forest Park
Delamont Country Park