Spring Low Tide Foraging at Longniddry Bents

11may11:00 am2:00 pmSpring Low Tide Foraging at Longniddry BentsGo further than ever before, deep into the low tidal zone with Scotland's premier wild food suppliers.

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Longniddry Bents is only 30minutes away from Edinburgh.

These foraging walks are designed for exploring the depths of Scotland’s shallower seas. We will be looking at the seaweeds and shellfish which usually lurk beneath the waves, exposed during these unmissable, low, low tides. Once we have been chased out of the bay by the returning tide, we will examine the burgeoning machair to explore some of the plant life that exists on the shore.

We will be teaching good practices for the safe collection of shellfish and how to identify the seaweeds that hug the rocks. We will also cover some of the toxic plants that you may encounter on the foreshore and how to avoid them.

We will be nibbling as we go, but no substantial food will be provided. Please have a hearty breakfast, bring any snacks you may want, and water.

Please wear sturdy, waterproof footwear and outdoor clothing. Coastal locations are very exposed; please check the weather beforehand and dress accordingly.

As these courses will focus quite heavily on shellfish and seafood, they are unfortunately not suitable for strict vegetarians and vegans. We have other coastal foraging walks available that focus exclusively on plant-based foraging.



11 May 2024 11:00 am - 2:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


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Foraging Courses Leader at Coeur Sauvage

Sam is the natural bard of the company. He joined in 2021. Sam was a bartender and competitive mixologist in Scotland’s exciting gastronomical and cocktail world; the Coronavirus pandemic allowed him to assess hospitality’s impact on his health and well-being. He had taken great solace in the quiet of the forests in contrast to the chaos of the bar and found inspiration in the new flavours he was discovering and so, when the opportunity to join forces with Coeur Sauvage, Sam jumped at the chance. 

Sam is a determined fungiphage, and well on his way to having identify and eaten 100 species of fungi. The child of two educators and with previous experience running whisky and gin tasting sessions, Sam is more than ready to share his experiences in the field of foraging. 

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