Gemma Cramlington Forager 41


Foraging and Folklore Walk

Price From: £15

When: 18th June, 10:00 – 11:00


Come along to a Foraging and Folklore workshop and not only explore the wonderful abundance of wild edibles, but learn of their traditional uses and listen to the many tales of magic, witchcraft and superstition which have become woven around them over time. This workshop will last for one hour.

What to expect:

  • Learn how to correctly identify around ten wild edibles, which could include a mixture of plants, flowers, trees and mushrooms.
  • How to forage safely, sustainably and within the law.
  • How to use wild food in the kitchen, including tips on how to prepare, store and preserve them and make the most of your harvest.
  • Folklore tales and superstitions associated with the plants and fungi that we come across.
  • The magic of fairy rings, what is believed to cause them and how they are truly created.

Useful Information:

  • Please dress for the unpredictable British weather, and wear whatever footwear you feel comfortable in.
  • Feel free to bring a notepad and pen if you want to take notes along the way.
  • Children under the age of 14 are free to attend the Foraging and Folklore sessions, so long as they come along with a paying adult.
  • An email will be sent out to all attendees a few days before the event to email addresses used during the booking process to confirm all of the details and meeting information. Please check your spam filters for these emails.


Business providing experience

Gemma Cramlington Forager 41

The Cramlington Forager

Welcome to The Cramlington Forager, where Gemma, a seasoned foraging guide based in Cramlington, Northumberland, invites enthusiasts to delve into the sustainable practice of foraging. Born from a lifelong passion that started with childhood blackberry picking adventures, The Cramlington Forager was established to extend the joys and lessons of foraging to the local community.

Launched in 2021, the business challenges the idea that one must be nestled deep in the countryside to engage in foraging. Northumberland’s rich tapestry of breathtaking landscapes, woodlands, coastlines, and even urban parks, offers abundant foraging opportunities that are often surprising and rewarding.

The Cramlington Forager is committed to promoting the use of local green spaces, highlighting their critical role as natural havens for both wildlife and humans. Through foraging, people gain unique insights into nature's secrets, from seasonal changes to emerging flora, enhancing their understanding and commitment to environmental stewardship.

Gemma shares her extensive knowledge through social media, a blog that features tips on identifying wild foods safely, sustainable foraging techniques, and recipes using wild ingredients. Aligned with the natural cycles, her practices emphasize the health benefits of living in harmony with the seasons.

Additionally, Gemma contributes to community projects like 'The Friends of Doddington Wood' and actively participates in the Cramlington WI as a WI Climate Ambassador. In 2024, The Cramlington Forager proudly partners with Visit Northumberland, aiming to showcase the region's natural beauty and vibrant culture.

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