Foraging Walks with found-food Guru Dave Hamilton
Saturday 31 August
Venue: Meet at the Stade Open Space (next to the Hastings Contemporary Gallery)
Departing 9.00 and 13.00 (2 separate walks)
Tickets £6.50 per walk
Discover the wild food wonders of Hastings as author and wild food expert Dave Hamilton takes you on a foraging foray across the wild edges of East Hill. He’ll show you what wild foods are in season right now and what to look out for at other times during the year. With fantastic views over Hastings and over to Beachy Head this walk will ensure you never look at a hedgerow in the same way again.
No prior knowledge is needed as novices and experts alike will all glean something from the course. Bring a notepad and pen to record your findings.
Sensible footwear and appropriate clothing advised (sun hat or waterproof depending on the forecast!) There is often an ice-cream van selling soft drinks at the top, but you may wish to bring your own water. There is a WC next to the funicular, accessible during railway opening hours.
Please note that this event is suitable for those with a reasonable level of mobility, and participants undertake the walk entirely at their own risk. If the funicular is out of operation or not available for any reason, ascent is via c.150 steps
Dave Hamilton is a versatile writer; his books reflect his wide range of interests and expertise. We writes about food and foraging, history and ancient history, gardening and travel. He holds a degree in Nutrition and Food Science, a diploma in sustainable horticulture and is a trained adult educator.
In the Wild Ruins series of books (Wild Ruins and Wild Ruins BC) he has explored the most beautiful, wild and hidden parts of Britain to compile two stunning books on ancient and modern ruins.
The books Family Foraging, The Self-Sufficientish Bible and Grow your Food for Free reflect his broad knowledge of wild and domestic food plants, gardening and self-sufficiency. Family Foraging is his first foray (if you pardon the pun) into writing for children.
Dave has worked with organisations including the National Trust, the Eden Project and Bristol Botanic Gardens, and has appeared on numerous TV programmes foraging with the likes of Ben Fogle and Mary Berry.