Brecon Beacons Foraging
Hello! I’m Adele. You might have come across some of my books, including ‘The Hedgerow Handbook’ and ‘The Garden Forager’, both beautifully illustrated by Lizzie Harper of Hay on Wye.
There’s a huge interest in foraging. The best restaurant in the world, Noma, is renowned for its use of wild ingredients. Many chefs also use foraged foods. Brecon Beacons Foraging end product of a long-term dream that Wales should have the first dedicated foraging centre in the UK. We’re based in Llanfrynach, a couple of miles east of Brecon.
I firmly believe that Wales offer the best foraging in the UK, as well as the most glorious, supermodel landscape that money just can’t buy. Foraging, as a complete sensory experience, is not restricted to simply harvesting ingredients for the dinner plate!
I offer several different courses.
A one-day course, which includes a foraging walk, a 12 course lunch cooked by our chef and using lots of foraged ingredients) followed by seasonally-appropriate workshops. Wild Wednesdays – an ambling, rambling forage walk, followed by lunch and a garden tour. Foraging for Kids – children are natural foragers and I believe that it is very important to encourage that instinct whilst making sure that our younger foragers have a healthy respect for plants, fungi and their powers. Lunch is cooked outdoors. Cocktail Foraging – a foraging walk showing how plants can be used to make cocktails, with lunch and plenty of samples (designated driver advised)! Bespoke Events – How about a forage as a gift for a special occasion? Or a tour of your garden or land, to show you all the edible species there? Whatever you have in mind, I’ll do my best to accommodate it. I also give discounts for group bookings.
In Wales, March 1st is St David’s Day…