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.

 Foraging Farm Walks

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.

Please book through https://www.broughgammon.com/artisan-slow-food-classes-workshops-northern-ireland/

 Foraging  Walk

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

 

 Foraging  Walk

Saturday 2nd October 2021
Hillsborough Castle Gardens, Co. Down.

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

 Foraging  Farm Walks

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

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