'We don't need to reconnect to nature, we are nature.' Discover wholeness and health as Brigit Anna McNeil and Dartmoor's Daughter lead you on a journey into the moor and the woods along the river to explore Autumn's edible offerings.
You will learn how to identify edible seasonal plants and leaves, seeds, flowers, and roots. And understand how to prepare them for cooking and eating or for potent medicines to nourish, strengthen or cleanse. We will bring something simple with us to share as a wild tea at lunchtime.
Brigit Anna McNeil is a professional forager, earth based herbalist, facilitator, nature connection guide and therapist. She takes people on a journey of reconnecting to their own nature and innate wisdom, inviting them into deeper relationship with life through immersion in and with the natural world.
£25 adults and £10 children under 16 years old. Pre-booking essential.
Level: 2 out of 5. The pace will be gentle with many stops along the way but you will need to be agile enough to walk over a few rocky sections, and cross a small stream.
What to bring/wear: Plenty of warm layers and waterproof jacket with trousers (no matter the weather forecast); waterproof boots (wellies or walking boots) so that we can cross the stream together; packed lunch and drink; and something to sit on.
Where to meet: Newbridge (SX 711 708) car park with toilets by the bridge, 4 miles west of Ashburton on the Ashburton – Dartmeet/Two Bridges Road. The nearest postcode is TQ13 7NT but please don't rely on it to get you to the exact location.
From the A38 take the Ashburton Pear Tree exit and head for Princetown/River Dart Country Park. Go past the Country Park and keep going along the lane.
Cross Holne Bridge and keep going. The next big bridge is New Bridge. And the carpark is just the other side of it on the left.
Price: £25 adults and £10 children under 16 years old. Pre-booking essential.
Cancellation Policy: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. If there are strong winds or storm warnings so that the conditions are dangerous or deeply unpleasant, then we may postpone to ensure the group's safety. Please keep an eye on your emails 12-24 hours pre-event for any notifications from us or through Eventbrite. Sorry no refunds unless event is postponed or cancelled.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.