Wild food weekend 2017-04-07T11:50:38+00:00

Wild Food Weekend

Expedition summary

Sea Kayaking Cornwall has put together an experience for people new to kayaking, an incredible weekend of bushcraft, coastline food foraging and sea kayaking.

The coastline of this country has a rich harvest of food material. Our ancestors would have relied upon the seashore to provide a major portion of their diet, especially during the lean times of the year. Travelling by sea kayak we will explore some more inaccessible and secret places to find the edible seaweeds, molluscs, fish and coastal plants that are abundant in the clean and clear waters of Southern Cornwall. We will prepare a diverse menu of seashore foods using a number of different cooking methods.

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience. There will be instruction for beginners, and more experienced canoeists will enjoy the chance to practice their skills and take the opportunity of travelling by Kayak. Carrying in our kayaks everything we need, we will have 2 days to explore some of the stunning South Cornish coast. Real experts will guide this adventure, our high instructor to participant ratio allowing the journey to suit individual needs.

Expedition details

Sea Kayaking Cornwall has put together an experience for people new to kayaking, an incredible weekend of bushcraft, coastline food foraging and sea kayaking.

The coastline of this country has a rich harvest of food material. Our ancestors would have relied upon the seashore to provide a major portion of their diet, especially during the lean times of the year. Travelling by sea kayak we will explore some more inaccessible and secret places to find the edible seaweeds, molluscs, fish and coastal plants that are abundant in the clean and clear waters of Southern Cornwall. We will prepare a diverse menu of seashore foods using a number of different cooking methods.

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience. There will be instruction for beginners, and more experienced canoeists will enjoy the chance to practice their skills and take the opportunity of travelling by Kayak. Carrying in our kayaks everything we need, we will have 2 days to explore some of the stunning South Cornish coast. Real experts will guide this adventure, our high instructor to participant ratio allowing the journey to suit individual needs.

We are likely to see some of the rich variety of coastal wildlife including seals, dolphins and many sea birds. The night will be spent wild camping with the evening around the campfire.

What it includes

The course fee includes equipment if required. The equipment we can supply are wetsuits, thermal tops, water proof kayaking jackets, buoyancy aids, helmets, spray decks and of course kayaks and paddles. We use quality equipment maintained to a high standard to ensure you are comfortable and safe out on the water.  The fee also includes transport during the course if required. We also have hot showers and a drying room for you to use.  Our base has navigation equipment and a multimedia classroom to utilise for briefings and classes. We also have secure kayak storage if required during your time with us.

Location and times

We meet between 09:00 – 09:30 at Sea Kayaking Cornwall, Dove House, Tregoniggie TR11 4SN. We will sit down with a fresh tea and coffee in our briefing room at 9:30 to discuss individual needs and desires and get to meet everyone on the course. The finish time may vary depending on the chosen launch location and the plan for the day but we normally aim to finish around 16:00.

Sea Kayaking Cornwall is located on the edge of Falmouth. Follow signs to Falmouth which will take you passed ASDA. Continue on until the next roundabout with cannons on. Take the second exit towards Budock Water. Continue straight across the next roundabout.   After about 200m turn left into Tregoniggie ind estate. We are down the hill on the left.

Please bring…

  • Warm and waterproof clothing (with dry spares);
  • Old trainers to wear out on the water;
  • Tent, sleeping bag & mat;
  • Stove and pans;
  • All food for 2 lunches, 1 evening meal & 1 breakfast. We recommend easy to cook simple meals (e.g. pasta & sauce, sandwiches, cereal or porridge) and treats. This will be supplemented by the foods that we forage.
  • Drinking water and bottle;
  • Torch.

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What it includes

The course fee includes all of the equipment needed and instruction. The equipment we can supply is paddling jackets, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, spray decks, paddles and sea kayaks. We can also supply tents and stoves should you need. The price does not include flights this must be booked by you. Food is also not covered in the price.  We will have the opportunity to pick up supplies from Falmouth.   You should make sure you have adequate travel insurance. Gas for stoves can be ordered during the booking process.