Because the tidal range is more extensive, much more of the lower shore is exposed, leading to the potential of discovering deep-water species.
We are more likely to find crustaceans such as edible crabs and prawns, and if extremely lucky, potentially a lobster. If you're really lucky, you may even meet an octopus. We may encounter soft corals, a greater variety of sponges, many more species of anemonae, and other organisms such as sea squirts. We will encounter various species of seaweed such as kelps and potentially beautiful Blue-rayed limpets.
We will meet at the arranged time and location, and set out the timetable for the day ahead. We will then discuss in detail, safety, tides, legal aspects and legislation, points of interest (geography, geology and history etc.), followed by a brief Q&A session.
For the next few hours, we will forage for our wild delicacies. We will cook some of our sustainably sourced discoveries so that you can appreciate the flavours of the coast.
Be prepared: On arrival, please ensure that you are dressed for prevailing weather conditions, Sun screen and robust footwear, refreshments. A strong bag to carry foraged items (if required), and also a bag for any litter you may have, or may find. Please remember that we will be at our location for approximately 7 hours or more. Public conveniences are not available at some locations. A certain degree of fitness is required as a course could entail walking up to 4 miles in total. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Craig is a qualified First Aider and Coastal Foraging is covered by £5 million Public Liability Insurance.
** Up to £10 discount per person if you can prove you have travelled to the location via public transport or 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.
** Please bear in mind the actual location will be determined and communicated to you approximately a week before and will depend on weather and wind conditions.