Mar
17
1:30 PM13:30

coastal foraging & edible seaweed

Click for more info! Join us on a seashore scavenge to forage for coastal plants

17 March 2018 13:30 - 16.30
15 April 2018 13:30 - 16.30
26 May 2018 13:30 - 16.30
10 June 2018 13:30 - 16.30
14 July 2018 13:30 - 16.30
11 August 2018 13:30 - 16.30
8 September 2018 13:30 - 16.30
6 October 2018 13:30 - 16.30

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Apr
14
1:30 PM13:30

Kayak, fish & forage

We’ll be fishing off the kayaks for delicious fresh fish such as black bream, seabass and mackerel, pausing along the way to identify and collect edible plants and seaweeds. Click for more info and to book!

April 14th 2018 1.30 - 6.30
May 19th 2018 1.30 - 6.30
June 2nd 2018 1.30 - 6.30
July 21st 2018 1.30 - 6.30
August 11th 2018 1.30 - 6.30
Sept 15th 2018 1.30 - 6.30
Oct TBC

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Apr
14
1:30 PM13:30

Kayak, Fish, Forage & Feast

Join one of our signature adventure days featured on Jamie Olivers Friday Night Feast! Click for more info and to book

April 14th 2018 1.30 - 6.30
May 19th 2018 1.30 - 6.30
June 2nd 2018 1.30 - 6.30
July 21st 2018 1.30 - 6.30
August 11th 2018 1.30 - 6.30
Sept 15th 2018 1.30 - 6.30
Oct TBC

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Oct
12
to Oct 14

Nature Escape | 3 Day Retreat in Dorset

A wee snippet of what we get up to; Natural dyes, foraged foods workshops, wild medicines, sea foraging, fishing & feasting, bushcraft, outdoor adventures, wild cocktails & bitters, yoga and meditation…The weekend retreat is priced at £475pp including all meals and beverages from 4pm Friday - 4pm Sunday. Click for more info and to book

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Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Festive Foraging & Feasting

Celebrate the Christmas season with us on this special wild food and feasting event at our stunning seaside hideaway which we will be decked to the festive nines!

We have some super talent on board the Fore wagon this year and there will be a few special creators and guest chefs working with us on this years feasts to make doubly sure the evenings sing to a very high tune... the price is inclusive of a 3 scrumptious 3 course meal prepared by Fore / Kitchen, wild cocktail to start and wine with the meal. Spaces are very limited so hop on over to our bookings page to book your slot.

The evening will involve a foraging walk & some demos to show you on the spot how your super supper and all the trimmings are created and to talk through some of the foraged ingredients we will be using so you can leave us with happy tummies and some nuggets of wisdom too!

Have a goose at our blogs and forage film featuring our past feasts for more info and images. If this sounds like your ideal christmas get together or staff party then get in touch with us and we can organise a bespoke event for you.

Our Forage & Feast page will show you more images and info...hop on over

Winter - Forage & Feast 9th December 3pm - 7pm £70pp NEARLY SOLD OUT!!!
Spring - Forage & Feast 24th March 6.30pm - 9.30pm £70pp TICKETS JUST GONE LIVE
Summer - Forage & Feast 30th June 6.30pm - 9.30pm £70pp TICKETS JUST GONE LIVE

What's included for just £70pp;

* Foraging walk - hedgerow and seashore plant identification
* Bushcraft tool use
* Wild cooking demonstration
* Welcome wild cocktail
* 3 course supper with foraged ingredients and wine
* cosy campfire

FORAGED FEAST MENU

Beetroot & Goats cheese Risotto with Sea Purslane
Venison Stew with Wild Garlic and Wild Mushrooms with a Celeriac mash

Christmas Pudding with a Rosehip Brandy sauce.

Dates coming soon for more seasonal Forage & Feasts and exciting new events with Fore / Kitchen

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We love where we are. Our sea and our shore is a place of absolute beauty and bounty. We would love you to join us around a table at this secluded beach hideaway we call home to feast on what we have foraged and sourced within toe-dipping distance.

A night where the connection between the great outdoors and our plate is made abundantly clear and where we’ll explore the skills needed to enjoy nature’s larder.

A celebration of our environment and what it provides.

A glimpse of life through adventure.

Read what some of our past guests have had to say....

"A big thank-you to all the team for a memorable afternoon and evening. It was interesting to learn about sea fishing, seaweed and wild plants, and the setting, food and company in the evening was truly special." Julia

"Just to say thank you for a lovely afternoon evening on Saturday for the forage and feast, we learnt about different edible sea weeds, what to forage and eat in the hedgerow, a try at fishing, and then up to the pavilion set in a private garden, for a glorious 3 course supper cooked for us. it looked so inviting and of course it is set in the most stunning location, with the sea, the isle of wight and bournemouth on the horizon. We met with some lovely people on the evening, something fun and different to do, the staff are lovely, friendly, and work very hard at what they do, and you can tell they believe in the whole ethos of the courses." Kate and John

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Nov
25
9:30 AM09:30

Autumn foraging course

To forage is to get outside, in your urban or rural environment, to open your eyes and to seek out the food that is growing around you that you can access for free. It’s a way to make a connection between your environment and to the food on your plate; to make nature into a treasure hunt for the tummy.

On this course we'll sensitively explore our patch of Jurassic Coastline from the woodland to the shore; looking at seaweeds, sea vegetables and what the hedgerows have to offer - learning skills in identification and sustainable harvesting, wild medicine and traditional uses. Have a look at our foraging page for more details and images.

Half day £40pp for adults, £20pp for children, all equipment included.  Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on. If this date doesn't work for you we run these events throughout the year so do get in touch to let us know a date to suit you.

Other dates for your diary

21st October 2017 09.30 SPACES NOW LIVE
25th November 2017 9:30 SPACES NOW LIVE
9th December 2017 Forage & Feast LAST FEW SPACES LEFT

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Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Bonfire night bushcraft, foraging & campfire cooking course

Learn the tricks of our trade and let us give you a guide to starting (and keeping!) the fire going, our top trained bushcraft buffs will put you through your paces using various fire lighting skills, including trying your hand at flint and steel. We will also be running other bushcraft workshops from woodcraft, shelters and water purification techniques.

Once you’ve mastered the skills we will show you what foraged foodie finds are out there before using a variety of camp fire techniques to cook up a whole heap of tasty foraged finds in a hearty stew over flame to feast on.

Half day £50pp for adults and £35pp for children. All food & equipment included. Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.  We also run regular bushcraft courses and always try our best to accommodate you and schedule courses to suit so please do get in touch if this date doesn't work for you and we can try and run something another time that will.

bushcraft with Fore / Adventure in Dorset
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Oct
26
1:30 PM13:30

Beach School Family Adventure

This event is ideal for young people needing to entertain their parents during the holidays!

Using the beach as a vehicle for adventure, discovery and learning we'll get up to all sorts of activities from beach based art, scavenger hunts, foraging, fishing, rockpooling and bushcraft. You won't have to fight the small humans to get out of bed for this kind of school!

Let our expert beach school instructors and bushcraft buffs teach you their wild ways and show you how to embrace the great outdoors. No min age if children are accompanied by grown ups but if they are left unattended they must be age 8+.

Thursday October 26th 1.30 - 4.30 £25pp

beach school in dorset
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Aug
30
9:30 AM09:30

Childrens outdoor adventure days

Days your small humans share with us are spent exploring our local playground of cliffs, shore, sea, beach, woods and heathland. While content may vary day to day according to the tides and conditions we have a raft of activities and stimulating experiences that using all the senses aim to show how great the outdoors really is. That way our relationship with it becomes positively positive, and because it is good for us, we become more smiley people.

Beach based art, scavenger hunts, tool use, woodcraft, shelter building, foraging, fishing, rockpooling, bushcraft, kayaking, wild cooking and snorkelling are just a handful of the outdoor antics we get up to. You might even find yourself wanting to go back to school for this!!

See our small human and family adventure page for more info and images.

Dates for your diary;

25 August 2017 9:30 - 16.00 SOLD OUT
30 August. 2017 9.30 - 16.00 FEW SPACES LEFT

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Aug
24
1:30 PM13:30

Kayak fishing at Old Harry Rocks in Dorset

We'll give you a snazzy introduction on how to fish from a kayak on this kayak fishing adventure in Dorset. Jumping onboard your kayak after a chat about how to set up your gear, we'll head out on the water, exploring our beautiful coast as we do. From our favourite fishing spots we'll drop our line and get fishing for our supper, practicing techniques and taking in our the surroundings and exploring the sea caves and stacks at Old Harry Rocks as we do. See our live availability here.

Dates for your diary;

24 August 13.30 - 15.30 2 hour trip age 8+ SELLING FAST £45pp
2 Sept 13.30 - 16.30 kayak, fish & forage age 12+ NEARLY SOLD OUT £110pp
2 Sept 16.00 - 19.00 fish, forage & feast age 12+ NEARLY SOLD OUT £80pp

If there isn't a date that quite suits you then drop us a line and we will do our best to schedule another time to get on the water. We will be adding more dates throughout the summer so do get in touch.

£60pp half day £100pp full days. 09.30-12.30 or 13.30-16.30, see our our kayak fishing page and our special kayak, fish, forage & feast events in Studland too!

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Aug
13
9:30 AM09:30

Kayak safari seashore foraging

Join us on one of our kayak foraging adventures this summer, our first one kicks off on August 6th with many more featuring throughout the season. We’ll investigate the life in our bay through identifying and collecting edible plants, seaweeds and foraging for shellfish and crabs as we go. You’ll be brimming with knowledge on what to look out for along our shores as well as the all important preparation techniques.

On this adventure you will head out from our base on middle beach which is a beautiful sheltered bay out to explore along the cost line towards old Harry rocks where you will navigate the stacks and the sea caves.

If you take a look at our kayak foraging page there are some lovely images to give you an idea of how close you get up to the rockface and all the nooks and crannies you get to explore.

This tour takes up a half day (around 3 hours) and is priced at £60pp, inclusive of all the equipment you need, using sit on top kayaks which are really safe, stable and super easy to use - plus great fun. If this dates doesn't suit have a scroll through to find some others that might or drop us a line to see if we can schedule something on another date if you can't find what you're looking for

15 July 2017 9:30 - 12.30 NEARLY SOLD OUT
29 July 2017 9:30 - 12.30 SELLING FAST
5 August 2017 9:30 - 12.30 NEARLY SOLD OUT
13 August 2017 9:30 -  12.30 JUST GONE LIVE
27 August 2017 13:30 - 16:30 JUST GONE LIVE

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Aug
13
9:30 AM09:30

Kayak safari Foraging and bird watching with the National Trust

Join us on one of these special kayak adventures in asssociation with the National Trust this summer, on June 9th and July 7th with many more kayak foraging adventures featuring throughout the season. We’ll investigate the life in our bay through identifying and collecting edible plants, seaweeds and foraging for shellfish and crabs as we go. You’ll be brimming with knowledge on what to look out for along our shores as well as the all important preparation techniques.

On this adventure you will head out from our base on middle beach which is a beautiful sheltered bay out to explore along the cost line towards old Harry rocks where you will navigate the stacks and the sea caves. Accompanying us will be the National Trust wildlife expert who will help to point out marine life and birdlife above the surface

If you take a look at our kayak foraging page there are some lovely images to give you an idea of how close you get up to the rockface and all the nooks and crannies you get to explore.

This tour takes up a half day (around 3 hours) and is priced at £50pp, inclusive of all the equipment you need, using sit on top kayaks which are really safe, stable and super easy to use - plus great fun. If this dates doesn't suit have a scroll through to find some others that might or drop us a line to see if we can schedule something on another date if you can't find what you're looking for

9 June 2018 9:30 - 12.30 SPACES YET TO BE RELEASED
7 July 2018 9:30 - 12.30 SPACES YET TO BE RELEASED

We also run other kayak foraging, fishing and feasting adventures have a look at our other options on the kayaking page or get in touch with us to arrange your own special adventure.

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Jul
15
9:30 AM09:30

Foraging course - Brilliant Blooms

Summer is such a bountiful time for wild edibles and what better to see the wild in a new way than to discover that some of those flowers are also edible. Grab your baskets and join us on a sun drenched wander around our diverse little patch to discover for yourselves what flowers can be enjoyed sprinkled over a summer salad.

On this course we will also be scouring the shoreline and hedgerows to share what wild green are on offer at this time of year.

Half day £40pp, £20pp for children, all equipment included. Head on over to our foraging page to see more images, find out more about our courses and book your spaces.

wild edible flowers course dorset
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Jun
10
9:30 AM09:30

Wild medicine foraging course - identify plants and learn their powers

It’s time those clever little shoots start sprouting and this is the best part for us, not only are they tasty little morsels they’ve got super powers too. Join us for a walk on the wild side to discover what natures larder provides and then head back up to hutquarters to create some magic of your very own by brewing up wild teas and tinctures.

Half day £50pp all equipment included. Hop over to our foraging page to see more images and info on our foraging.

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cleavers have lymphatic cleansing properties

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Apr
29
1:30 PM13:30

Foraging course - Spring Green Goodies

Spring has sprung and bought with it our most loved fresh and tasty wild greens. Head out with us on foot to spot edible wild plants and learn the skills you need to harvest and prepare some delicious delights such as pestos and wild salsa verde.

Half day £40pp for adults, £20pp for children, all equipment included, plus you get to take home your jar of handmade loveliness. Head on over to our foraging page for more images and info.

foraged cleavers salsa verde recipe
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Apr
2
1:30 PM13:30

Meet Trees - A guide to tree identification & woodcraft

Join our resident bushcraft boy to try your hand at tree identification. A walk through our woodland wonderland will give you a whole array of species to get to grips with and learn what their health benefits are, their many uses from craft, natural dying, shelter building and fire.

You will have the chance to build your own shelter and hand craft a natural keep sake as a momento. Half day £40pp all equipment included, head on over to our bookings page to secure your space.

bushcraft courses in dorset
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Mar
19
1:30 PM13:30

Chutney & Pickling workshop

Spring brings us many things that we love; brighter days, lighter evenings but most of all it brings us wild food, and LOTS of it! One of our fave foraging days to celebrate the change in season is seeking out natures ingredients to make our own pickles and chutneys that can be enjoyed year round.

Join us for an afternoon and we will head out basket laden to hunt the hedgerows for all sorts of rich pickings and after stirring up a storm at hutquarters you will get to take away a jar of loveliness.

£40pp all equipment included

foraged pickled rock samphire recipe
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Dec
11
9:30 AM09:30

winter blooms wreath making

If winter wasn’t wonderful enough with the sweet promise of log fires and festive cheer it brings us every excuse to get our craft on too...so join us to forage for your own winter blooms this year and create a natural wreath for your door that celebrates everything that we love about nature.

Half day £40pp all equipment included Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.

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Dec
4
9:30 AM09:30

Winter salads

Let us show you what surprises winter has in store with a stroll around our patch of wild to learn about and gather a rich variety of edible wild winter greens, packed with goodness from the great outdoors to impress your friends on future woodland walks.

Half day £40pp all equipment included. Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.

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Oct
8
1:30 PM13:30

A guide to wild edible syrups & sauces

Autumn is our sweetest friend and it rewards our foraging efforts with heaps of heavenly goodness, join us to rummage through the hedgerows and surrounding woodland to seek out a bounty of berries to head on back to the hut and craft some saucy syrups with.

Half day £50pp all equipment included. Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.

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Oct
1
1:30 PM13:30

Foreshore foraging

To forage is to get outside, in your urban or rural environment, to open your eyes and to seek out the food that is growing around you that you can access for free. It’s a way to make a connection between your environment and to the food on your plate; to make nature into a treasure hunt for the tummy.

With a foreshore forage we'll sensitively explore our patch of Jurassic Coastline from the woods to the shore; looking at seaweeds, sea vegetables and what the hedgerows have to offer - learning skills in seashore foraging, identification and how you can harvest and prepare these wild edibles for eating.

Our half day foreshore foraging course in Dorset is £60pp. Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.

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Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

spoon carving workshop

A simple spoon is raised to the ranks of a prized possession when it has been lovingly hand carved by ones own fair hand...join us to hand craft your very own to take away with and learn the skills needed from sourcing the wood, tool use, grasps and carving techniques.

This course is run in small groups to ensure the needs of the participants are met and is suitable for complete novices. Full day £95pp all equipment included. Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.

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Sep
27
to Nov 14

Home education group | 6 week beach school program

Using the beach as a vehicle for adventure, discovery and learning we'll get up to an array of activities from beach based art, scavenger hunts, foraging, fishing, rockpooling and bushcraft. This 6 week course is designed to give children the freedom and independence to risk assess and develop their self confidence, to learn about nature and develop a relationship and respect for their environment.

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Sep
24
1:30 PM13:30

Hi Five to the Hedgerow | Juicy jams

Autumn is our sweetest friend and it rewards our foraging efforts with heaps of heavenly goodness, join us to rummage through the hedgerows and surrounding woodland to spot wild edibles and seek out a bounty of berries to head on back to the hut and craft some juicy jams with.

Half day £50pp all equipment included. Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.

hedgerow foraging in dorset
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Aug
26
1:30 PM13:30

Wild Cocktails and Bitters with Library of Liquors James Fowler

If like us you like to top off a hard days adventuring brewing a wee tipple round the camp fire then this is going to suit you down to the muddy puddles. We will scour far and wide around our patch of wild to source some super and sometimes surprising ingredients to warm the cockles.

With founder of Southbournes Larder House and Barman of the year 2014 Mr James Fowler on board revealing his magic, he will show you how to create intoxicating infusions with our wild edibles.

Half day £60pp all equipment included. Date TBC register your interest with us and we can let you know as soon as we cross all the ts!

wild foraged cocktail course in dorset
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Jun
18
1:30 PM13:30

Elderflower cordial workshop

Everyones favourite scent-sational buds are blooming and it wouldn’t be summer without a heady nosefull of the good stuff...join us to identify this plant that keeps on giving to learn how to turn those brilliant blooms into mouth watering cordial that can be used to flavour spirits or added to prosecco or jelly to keep the flavour of summer going way past its shine time.

Half day £50pp all equipment included. Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.

foraging for elderflower cordial
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May
28
1:30 PM13:30

Foraged Juices & smoothies

Spring has sprung and bought with it our most loved fresh and tasty wild greens. Head out with us to spot edible wild plants and learn their health benefits and the skills you need to sustainably harvest and prepare them, before creating some good green juices & trying out some combinations for lip smacking smoothies packed with nutrients and vitality. 

Half day £40pp all equipment included. Head on over to our bookings page to book yourself on.

foraging for sea beet like a wild spinach
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May
20
to May 23

Summer escape | English countryside wild food and photography retreat

We have a few very clever friends out there and this year we are teaming up to handcraft some workshops and events that will really be something super special and this is one of those occasions. Our summer retreat will focus on wild foods and photography and we are absolutely ecstatic to be working with the amazingly talented photographer (and very lovely) Marte Marie Forsberg with Swedish baker extraordinaire, from the blog 'Call me a cupcake'  Linda Lomelino as our guest teacher.

If you haven't yet heard of Marie, it's about time you did! By her own definition she is a visual storyteller and home cook with a passion for food and travel, and isn't she just. Have a goose at her site which shows off her super talents and will give you an insight into her style and approach to food photography.

Marte Marie Forsberg photography | Fore /  Adventure summer feast

Marte Marie Forsberg photography | Fore /  Adventure summer feast


During the retreat we will gather at a stunning secluded beach hideaway that we will call home for a few idyllic days to explore a diverse environment of sandy shoreline, heavenly heathland and harbour within toe-dipping distance. We will guide you through our wonderful patch of wild, showing you everything this idyllic spot has to offer.

Each day will have sections both outside and inside our lovely home away from home during our stay, depending on the weather, with Marie by your side to guide you through capturing those magic moments.

Evenings will be spent around the fireplace, with open doors to the garden and the sea beyond, with discussions on photography, branding, cookbook writing, photography, social media, foraging, cooking and post processing of images with Lightroom. And each evening will be rounded off with a candlelit dinner prepared with seasonal local produce, in collaboration between us and the very clever Heather Whitehead, from the Wonky cake co, who´s been cooking and baking delicious food and cakes for all of Marie's retreats this year.

If you are as excited as us by this (not sure that's possible) there are a few price options from £1300 - £1600 per person, please take a hop, skip and jump right on over to Marie's booking page where you can bag yourself a slot to join what is sure to be a very wonderful weekend indeed.

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