A Beginners Guide to Autumn Foraging | Berries, Nuts and Mushrooms

As the summer comes to an end natures larder supplies us with one last bounty before much of its flora begin to lay dormant for the winter months. Autumn is a time for harvest for both farmers and foragers alike. As the days get shorter and the nights become longer there is less light for photosynthesis to occur and so rather than fighting to get through the winter most plants reduce the energy they use until the light returns in the Spring. They give one last burst of energy to ripen their fruits in the hope to disperse their seeds far and wide for the following Spring.

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Summer Forage and Feast Event with Fore / Adventure | Dorset Supper Club

Back at the start of the summer at the end of June we hosted our Seasonal Summer Forage & Feast at our stunning seaside spot in Studland. After a shoreline foraging masterclass with our cofounder and ethnobotanist Dan Scott, our feasters were treated to a delicious wild welcome cocktail made with foraged pineapple weed syrup to kick start the evenings celebrations. As the sun set colouring in the sky with a smudge of pink and purple our guests sat down at our shared table with the backdrop of nature and the soundtrack of the sea.

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A Sea Kayaking Trip to Old Harry Rocks with Fore / Adventure

As we set off from our beach hut on middle beach in studland to kayak to Old Harry Rocks, our instructors are already pondering about what they might discover along our special stretch of Purbeck Coastline. Will there be a seal in Studland bay today? Have those Oystercatcher chicks left the nest yet? What surprises will we find uncovered today at Old Harry Rocks as the tide drops? Each day is a new adventure.

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Foraged Foods Supper club in Dorset | Spring

We began our Forage & Feast events some 4 years ago now and they have become such a lovely way for us to mark the seasons and celebrate the changes that take place in Studland and along the coastline here in Dorset. A few weeks back we said hello to Spring on our first Forage & Feast supper club of the year and it was a truely special evening with wonderful company and fabulous food with our guest chef charlotte Pike on hand to help. Here's some snippets and more on the inspiration behind these events.

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Easter activities and adventures in Dorset

If you're looking for Easter activities and adventures in Dorset then we can help. With three small children of our own we are no strangers to keeping them entertained during the school holidays and we have added a few of our tried and tested ideas and Easter events in dorset to help you plan your holiday activities.

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Barbecued mackerel and wild pesto recipe | Kayak, fish, forage & feast

A few weeks back we had the pleasure of sharing our passion for wild food with the lovely Alice Levigne, Radio 1 presenter and one half of the fabulous foodie duo Jackson & Levigne.  After a day on the high seas fishing & foraging on the kayaks around Dorsets iconic landmark Old Harry Rocks we decided to treat her to one of our favourite dishes; tomato spinach & chive salad with barbecued mackerel & lashings of our wild pesto. It's one of the simplest and yet tastiest dishes to feast on and looks almost too pretty to eat (well almost!) 

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Autumn Foraging | Elderberry Syrup Recipe

School has started and the seasons are changing which can only mean one thing; coughs and colds are on their way! But how clever are the seasons to deliver us such a goody bag of medicinal supplies to prepare us for the winter sniffles. Elderberries are a firm favourite of ours for homemade syrup to treat those sniffs and snivvles (& to make the odd cocktail!) so we're sharing a how to on the blog just in time before they all disappear.

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Fore / Adventure | The story behind the brand

Fore / Adventure is run by us; Dan and Jade Scott (with our three small girls usually one step ahead!) and our multi talented team of helpers, we are based in Studland, a beautiful sandy peninsula in Dorset. It is here that we get up to a whole heap of wild food focused adventures on our coastal patch, from sea kayaking to snorkelling, feasting to fishing, bushcraft to beachschool, and wild food to wild camping, but the common thread that ties our adventuring days together is that we love the simple things and we want to show people that adventures can be simple, with a bit of a nudge and a helping hand they can do it too and with the skills they’ve learnt they can keep on doing it long after they’ve left us.

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How to BBQ sea bass | A smokey seabass recipe

Sea bass is always at the top of our catch it wish list when we head out on the kayaks in Dorset. This bbq sea bass recipe is one of our favourites as it ticks all the taste bud tingling boxes; it’s fresh, it’s cooked over fire and it’s full of flavour. Triple win. 

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Go Wild! | Plan a Bushcraft Stag Weekend/ Foraging Hen Do in Dorset

We have started to see a shift in the traditional Stag and Hen Do, where groups now want to try adding something a little different and take away a new skill to teach the soon to be better half! Our Foraging and Feasting experiences in Dorset are growing in popularity and are relishing in taking a step back to nature and learning wild cooking and Bushcraft skills that have long been forgotten.

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Kayak, fish, forage & feast around the majestic Old Harry Rocks in Dorset

With excitement and anticipation our fore adventurers arrive at our Dorset hutquarters door ready to start their kayak, fish, forage & feast wild food adventure around old Harry Rocks, minutes later wetsuits donned and helmets on we head down to the beach taking every opportunity to spot wild edibles as we go. Rigging our lines to give us the best chance of that catch of the day our team compare their previous fishing prowess, some none, some some and those experienced folk with a tale of the one that got away.

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Foraging in the Spring | Wild food events in Dorset

Spring time in Studland takes some beating, the hedgerows are bursting with wild edibles, the shore is brimming with sea vegetables and the sea is swimming with life. Just a few weeks back as Spring was in full swing we celebrated with a bunch of good folk to enjoy some foraging, here's a sneaky peak into our world....

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Spearfishing on Jamie and Jimmy's Friday night feast | Series 4 Episode 3

Back when the sun was shining last summer Channel 4 approached us to show Jimmy Doherty of Jamie and Jimmy's Friday night feast around our patch of wild in Dorset and share with him our sea faring ways and we were only too delighted to oblige! This episode sees us exploring Old Harry Rocks by kayak and spearfishing for supper. last summer we had a visit from Jimmy Doherty from Jamie and Jimmys Friday night feast.

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Britains Best Walks with Julia Bradbury | kayak & fish at Old Harry Rocks

We always knew our adventure stomping ground in Studland bay in Dorset was something pretty special. It marks the beginning of the Jurassic Coastline, a UNESCO World Heritage sight, for one. But for two, our patch of Dorset wild also happens to be home to an iconic landmark Old Harry Rocks, filled to the brim in myth, magic and legend, with pirates and the Devil himself making their shady contribution to the history of our home. With all this in mind it was little wonder that Julia Bradbury decided to choose our special spot for her first episode of the new series of Britains Best Walks and we were delighted to be invited to join the crew for the day and feature on the program.

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Rosehip Oil Recipe | Ideas for natural Christmas gifts

So Autumn is drawing to a close, the trees around hutquarters are getting barer by the minute and the last of the nuts and berries are hanging on for dear life.  One of our fave festive fruits is the royal rosehip but as delicious as it is, there really is only so much syrup one can make with them, so this month we thought we would give this hip a nurturing role in the Fore household by creating our very own Rosehip oil.

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Sunday Supper Recipe #7 | Sea Beet Soup

Now the weathers starting to turn we're sharing with you our heartwarming sea beet soup, this old favourite was served up at as a starter at this months Autumn feast and went down a treat with our gaggle. 

Sea Beet {Beta Vulgaris} is a wonderfully hardy sea plant, it grows alongside the seashore throughout the seasons. To get the best flavour and the glossiest leaves forage for the smaller leaves in spring but its also great during the summer and beginning of Autumn, pick sparingly and just a few leaves per plant, choose carefully and forage from an area well populated with well established plants .

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