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We are completely immersed in nature here on our peninsula in Studland on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, watching our heath, shoreline and woodland change throughout the seasons is a constant source of inspiration for us. We have designed our foraging and wild food adventures to get you close to nature and to let us guide you through what makes this area of Dorset so special and unique.
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The Hutquarters, Middle Beach, Studland
01929 761515 | 07933 507165
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Old Harry Half Day Kayak Foraging

Kayak Foraging Details

Old Harry Half Day Kayak Foraging

65.00

3 Hours

10

12+

Great for couples, families

Location: Middle Beach, Studland

Suitable for beginners

Available: April-October

Please bring swimwear and footwear

Kayaking Foraging Reviews

This was a birthday treat from my daughter knowing that I liked kayaking and anything concerning wildlife etc. So this morning was an ideal treat. And it didn't disappoint. We were warmly greeted by Dan and graduate assistant and the foraging information started right by the hut.......what can be done with nettles!! Dan was a mind of information ably assisted by the ranger and graduate. There was only 6 in our group so personal attention, a slow pace to Old Harry rocks whilst all the time commenting on seaweed, birds, rocks and plants. We even managed a swim in our wetsuits which was an added bonus. It was a great morning on the water and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Debbie

Many thanks to Daniel and Kevin. I wanted to start my birthday weekend off with something active which we would all enjoy as a family ranging in age from 8 - 60 years. This was memorable and such fun, plus we learned a thing or two along the way! Brilliant and highly recommended

J.Edwards

Excellent fun and extremely educational. Dan along with his staff ran the group in a relaxed yet safe manner allowing for the slower paddlers to keep with the group. Dan loves to stop and have a quick snack of seaweed! The half day kayak tour or old Harry rocks really is for all ages and abilities. I can't recommend this activity/educational company enough! I believe they also do kayak fishing and snorkelling and coasteering! Great location, plenty of parking, nice cafe next door, and clean toilets...Well....it is a National Trust beach.

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The very best beach experiences

We offer a wide range of kayaking foraging experiences in studland on the dorset coast which cater for all levels of ability. If you would rather stay on dry land head over to our foraging page for our other wild food courses and adventures.

Join us on one of our kayak foraging adventures this summer. We’ll investigate the life in our bay through foraging from the kayaks, identifying wild plants and foraging for edible seaweeds 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. This kayak foraging adventure will start from our base in studland in Dorset and head out to explore the iconic sea stacks of Old Harry Rocks. We will stop enroute to seek out wild plants and seaweeds.  This course is designed to be vegan friendly so we don’t forage for crustaceans on this trip, if you want to explore the seashore further then take a look at our kayak, fish and foraging trips.

On this adventure you will head out from our base on middle beach which is a beautiful sheltered bay out to explore further along the coast line towards old Harry rocks.  This is the perfect adventure if you want to discover coastal wild food and explore the stunning Jurassic coastline at the same time and no experience of kayaking is necessary.

Before we take to the ocean by kayak we will forage en route to the beach with you for an opportunity to share wild plants on land aswell on the sea. Natures larder is forever changing and Spring time brings us new shoots, like wild garlic, alexanders and cleansing cleavers, in summer we are treated with edible blooms and more gorgeous green goodies and an array of sea vegetables. Autumn delivers nourishing nuts and a bounty of berries.  Even in winter you can still forage and find yourself wild foods to eat. Best of all once on the kayaks we have an abundance of edible seaweeds on the sea all year round so the larder is never empty.

  • You will need to bring footwear (old trainers or aqua shoes do just the job)
  • In summer you can wear your swimming cossie or shorts underneath our wetsuits. Make sure you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a change of clothes, a towel and something to eat and drink too
  • In winter you will need to wear a base layer under our wetsuit (manmade fabrics are ideal as cotton will retain water). Hats and gloves are a good idea too, as well as a snug fleece and some warm socks for afterwards!
  • You will need to bring footwear (old trainers or aqua shoes do just the job)
  • In summer you can wear your swimming cossie or shorts underneath our wetsuits. Make sure you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a change of clothes, a towel and something to eat and drink too
  • In winter you will need to wear a base layer under our wetsuit (manmade fabrics are ideal as cotton will retain water). Hats and gloves are a good idea too, as well as a snug fleece and some warm socks for afterwards!
  • £65pp (littlest age allowed is 12 years)
  • Bespoke options are available for groups too.
  • Bespoke Kayak Foraging (3 hours) £650 for groups of up to 10. Larger groups can be accommodated. 2 x groups of 10 for groups of up to 20.