The streets of Bath are a forager's paradise, and we've organised this walk to show you why. Join forager Christopher Robbins to experience the edible street-life of Bath. From luscious greens to edible fruits and nuts, this three-hour stroll will introduce you to all the wonderful treats that can be found throughout the city.
Bath offers a prime environment for discovering the wealth of exciting plants you can identify and appreciate. It's a gleaner's classroom with plant life bursting all around: in cracks in the pavement and stone walls; along the neglected edges of footpaths; along slivers of grass sneaking outside fences; in church yards; along the canal and river; and even in the tended Council garden beds.
With Christopher as our guide, we will stroll the streets looking down at out feet instead of up to the Georgian architecture. For most street walkers, these plant gifts would be unseen or dismissed as weeds. For us, we will cross into the wild-side welcoming beauties like Chickweeds or Land Cress under foot; appreciating the difference between the edible and the ‘dead’ nettles in neglected corners; find patches of wild garlic and elder bushes in full bloom whose berries will later in the summer make the most wonderful syrup perfect for Kir.
Meet at Demuths Cookery School. We will start with a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits and set off for a 3 hour stroll of the streets. Bring camera, notebook, and let your feet show you how to enjoy foraging.
Time: 10am till 1pm
Free for children, max two children per adult.