Foraging at Saundersfoot with Craig Evans of West Wales Coastal Foraging
After collaborating on a new package for 2018, the team at Twr y Felin hotel could not pass up the opportunity to try it out for themselves and headed out on a very wet and windy November day to explore the coastal shores of Saundersfoot and St Brides Bay.
Following a comprehensive briefing to understand the day’s tide and weather, the first stop was the beach near Monkstone Point, where our chefs and front of house team delved into rock pools for crabs, plunged fingers into the sand for cockles and scrambled over seaweed covered rocks to gather mussels.
Craig is incredibly knowledgeable about foraging along the shores of West Wales and has a real passion for educating the wider world about the diverse coastal environment. He aims to promote its conservation and to inspire people to pass on any knowledge gained down through future generations.
A fascinating morning was spent learning about the different types of seaweed and edible creatures, from garlic flavoured Pepper Dulse to Periwinkles.
As bellies started to grumble at midday, the group headed to a sheltered cove and set the traditional Swedish candle alight. Using other foraged ingredients such as wild garlic, Craig demonstrated how to simply cook the shellfish for a delicious outdoor lunch.
As the rain changed from light to torrential, a quick escape was made back to the cars, followed by a pit stop at Wisemans Bridge to gather plants such as Pennywort from the hedgerows.
The day was completed with a pint at the nearby Inn and a review of the days finds.
Coastal Foraging Experiences are available between October 1st 2018 and March 31st 2019 and include a two night luxury bed and breakfast stay and a one day foraging course with West Wales Coastal Forgaing based on two guests sharing.
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