Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there a first-aider on the course.
Yes. Craig is a qualified First Aider. Craig also holds a food hygeine certificate.
2. What if the weather's bad
The courses will continue except in exeptional weather. You will be informed of any cancellation prior to the course date. Course attendees should dress appropriately.
3. What happens in the event of an injury or emergency.
The courses will only take place in locations with adequate mobile coverage. 2 fully charged mobile phones will be present on every course. Craig also holds a first aid certificate.
4. When do we eat and what do we eat?
As we will be out for between 6 and 8 hours depending on course type I strongly recommend that everybody brings a snack and a drink to maintain their energy and hydration levels as we will sit down to eat our foraged finds until the very end of the course.
We endeavor to cook a selection of what we forage but this is just meant to be a taster and not a replacement meal.
5. What if I'm allergic to shellfish
Any allergies should be disclosed during the Meet & Greet where you will be advised accordingly.
6. Can I take my foraged items home?
Yes, of course, however, due to my conservation policy, I would strongly suggest that you don't take more than for your immediate personal need.
7. What if I get wet?
We recommend you bring a change of clothes and a towel.
8. What if the course is cancelled
If we cancel the course, you will receive a full refund immediately or you may re-book.
9. What if I need to cancel?
The course will still proceed however, if you cancel up to 14 days prior to the course date, you will be refunded 50% of the course fee. There will be no refund if cancellation is within 14 days of the course date. Occasionally we may offer a refund within 14 days in exceptional circumstances.
10. Where can I stay
11. Can I bring my dog?
Yes, provided that dogs are allowed at the particular course location. Your dog is your responsibility at all times. Please notify us if you intend to bring a dog.
12. Can I bring children
Yes. Children 17 and under can attend free of charge, however, they are totally your responsibility and must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times
13. Public / Eco Transport Discount
If you travel to the course from your home address via public transport, bicycle or via the use of an electric car (not hybrid). To take advantage of this discount please use the discount code ECOCLASSIC for classic courses and ECOEXTREME for the Extreme Low Tide Course where you will receive a discount at source. Please retain your ticket/receipt as proof of transportation.
14. Toilet Facilities
Please keep in mind that there may not be public toilet facilities at the more remote locations.
15. Do I need to be fit?
A certain degree of fitness is required as a course could entail walking up to 4 miles or more; over various different terrains (rocks, stones, mud, sand etc.).
16. How long will the course take?
The course will consist of:
- An introduction - Health and Safety, tides, foraging etiquette etc.
- Approximately 2-3 hours at the foraging location
- If applicable/feasible, we will cook some of the foraged items for a taste/sample.
In short the courses can last from 6 to 8 hours.