Useful Nature Foraging Walk
Date: Wednesday 19 June, 2019
Event leader: Ruaraidh Milne
Price: £10.00 - £20.00Meet time: 18:00
Estimated finish time: 20:00
Difficulty: EasyGroup size: 17
Distance: 3 miles (5km)
£10 – £20
Useful Nature Foraging Walk
A very gentle walk covering not more than 3 miles around the Sanquhar community woodland in Forres. We will look at natural medicines, uses for different plants and trees, and of course some wild food foraging. Principles such as safety and sustainability will be covered thoroughly. The walk will be slow and gentle with lots of stopping to look, feel, taste and forage.
Where to Meet - Description
Meet at Starting and finish point – Sanquhar Loch car park on Sanquhar Road, Forres.
From Forres High Steet head south-west on High St/B9011 towards Tolbooth St/B9010. Turn left onto Tolbooth St/B9010 until you reach the
roundabout, take the 3rd exit and continue onto Sanquhar Rd where the destination will be on the left.
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About the Provider
Ruaraidh Milne has been foraging in nature for over 30 years and now teaches bushcraft and environmental education for various charities and organisations around Moray and the Highlands as well as running his own events and trainings. He has a life long passion for nature and the outdoors and enjoys sharing it with folk of all ages.
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