“Forage your 5-a-day for free & make your own bespoke herb tea!” Put on your walking shoes & come exploring the local wild plants of the Peak District. We will learn medicinal, culinary & other uses for many of the plants we find, brought to life with history, Folk-lore & anecdotes. Be prepared for the world to look a little different when you return, since you will probably be astonished just how interesting so many of our common wild plants are! These Herb Walks are relaxed & gentle, normally lasting about 2 hours, with plenty of time to stop & get to know the plants, including tasting & making tea with them where appropriate! Grindleford is surrounded by amazing walks, with Padley Gorge woodland river, Padley Chapel, & Bolehill Quarry’s magical oak & birch woodlands. We will be spoiled for choice which way to go & can decide together! At the end of the Walk Experience, Grindleford Station Cafe is an Experience unto itself, with delicious chips & magnificent all day breakfasts! Our meeting point is next to Grindleford train station, with regular trains from Sheffield & Manchester. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, & bring a warm, waterproof jacket
I am a qualified & experienced Medical Herbalist, with a BSc. Hons in Herbal Medicine. I won the National Institute of Medical Herbalists "Dorothy Carole Award for Best Final Clinical Exam" in 2016. I have lived in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire for over 20 years, and have always spent a lot of time walking dogs & foraging. I have a profound understanding of plants, having also also been a gardener & created my own Forest Garden. I have a BA in Modern Languages, & enjoy researching the history & folk lore of our local wild plants. I also practice Equine Facilitated Learning, & am a beekeeper.
Gluten free, yummy, healthy home made snacks, to accompany the herb tea tasting.
foraged herb tea
Grindleford is a great place for autumn & winter walking. Spoilt for choice, we can follow the river up Padley Gorge, Walk to Padley Chapel & the ruins of Padley Manor, or head up into the silver birch woodlands with views over the Valley.... We finish our walk at Grindleford Station Cafe, where an open fire burns through the winter months, and its chips & huge all day breakfasts (with vegetarian options) are second to none!
7歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。 No experience needed, but please let me know beforehand if you have special requirements for walking, or medical conditions that may effect our choice of route. Thank you!
Herb Walks take place whatever the weather! The Derbyshire saying is "no such thing as bad weather, Just bad clothing"! The changing weather makes our countryside experience unique each time....