Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and connect with nature on a Foraging Walk at the Cowdray Estate this autumn.
Beginning at a carefully chosen location, you will be guided through some of West Sussex’s most beautiful countryside in search of wild foods. You will learn about the wonderful world of foraging and wild foods when exploring this beautiful landscape. Discover what is edible, and what’s not and how we can protect these habitats for future generations.
Cowdray’s Forager, George Linklater has been foraging and using wild foods for some years, supplying the freshest, foraged wild edibles to some of the country’s top restaurants, chefs, and food establishments.
After years of being immersed in the ‘wild’ himself, George decided to focus on encouraging others to appreciate the significance of our native countryside, and how we can enjoy and protect it for future generations. George now works with landowners to help quantify the wild foods within their landscape so they can realise the full potential of this biodiversity, add value, and realise a better equilibrium for land and owner.
Over his years of foraging, George has accrued an in-depth knowledge of our countryside, its diverse habitats and the variety of plants and fungi each contains. As the Head Forager at Bello Wild Food, George has worked closely with chefs consulting on what, when and how to use each ingredient to best showcase them. This unique relationship between chef and forager has led George to be featured on programmes like BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, following the journey from forest to fork.
Foraging Walks at Cowdray are a great way to get up close and personal with the beauty of nature.
Upcoming foraging walks take place on:
Family Foraging Walk – Friday 29th October (Half Term)