Discover coastal foraging at Rostrevor

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Discover delicious wild food along the Rostrevor coast by joining Ulster Wildlife, Love your Lough, and Forage Ireland on Thursday 17th August for a coastal foraging walk and tasting session.

Find out how to harvest wild food sustainably, what’s good to eat and what isn’t, and learn more about the wildlife of our accessible shores.

Speaking to Newry Times, Dave Wall, Living Seas Officer with Ulster Wildlife said, “Many people in Northern Ireland have tried foods that can be foraged along our coasts, such as mussels and dulse, but there are plenty more delicious plants, seaweeds and animals to be found.

Dave added, “A lot of foods can easily be foraged sustainably, providing tasty, healthy meals without harming our coastal ecosystems.”

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The foraging workshop will involve a guided walk along the shoreline to collect wild food and learn more about the local wildlife.

Participants will then cook some of the food, followed by a tasting session. Edible finds will likely include leafy greens such as sea beet, a variety of seaweeds, and some shellfish.

The event will run from 12:00pm to 15:00pm and costs £10 per person. Book and pay online at

Please check forecast beforehand and dress suitably. Walking boots/wellingtons/sturdy shoes are recommended for walking on rocky, muddy and slippy surfaces.

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