Coastal / Seaweed Foraging Workshops in Sussex (2021)


2021 is the last year I am running these events. They have become unsustainable, due increasing popularity and relative scarcity of suitable locations in south-east England. I am running them in 2021 only because my events last spring were killed by Covid, and I promised people I would let them defer for a year. They take place at a secret location in East Sussex and are mostly focused on edible seaweeds. We will prepare/supply 2 or 3 dishes on the beach. There are 12 places per event, and they last about 2 and half hours.

The best time for coastal foraging is during a very low tide. In Sussex, these always occur quite early in the morning, or in the late afternoon or evening. The biggest tides of all happen around the equinoxes, and the seaweeds are at their best in the spring and summer. The tide heights given below refer to the height in metres above the lowest weather-independent tides to occur at the location (so 0.00m is the extreme lowest tide). We only run events if the tide is below 0.80m, 0.50m is an excellent low tide for foraging, and 0.20m is a typically the lowest tide of the year).

These events are only suitably for fully able-bodied and fit people; they are not a gentle stroll on a sandy beach. Most of the food served is vegan, some may involve butter and molluscs. £40.

Coastal foraging (Good) Fri Apr 2nd, start 9.15am (0.6m). 1 place available. £40.


Coastal foraging Sat Apr 10th, start 5.15pm (0.8m). FULLY BOOKED

Coastal foraging Sun Jun 10th, start 8.00am (0.4m). 9 places available. £40.