Wild food beach forages with Mark Williams return to Sands of Luce
Published on Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods will be guiding 2 wild food foraging walks around Sands of Luce Holiday Park and Luce Bay this summer. Mark is Scotland’s only professional foraging tutor, working with a diverse range of people – from Michelin starred chefs to bushcrafters and school groups. He shares loads of free information on foraging on his website GallowayWildFoods.com. His message is always the same: “We are surrounded by delicious, nutritious wild food all the time – all we have to do is learn to recognise and use it”.
“I love our forays at Sands of Luce Holiday Park. The walks are short and family friendly – there is so much to discover that we seldom cover more than 1 mile in a couple of hours. There is such a diversity of habitats, from watercress-filled ditches, to flower and fruit-rich hedgerows and, of course, miles of pristine coast with a remarkable array of succulent maritime plants, seaweeds and shellfish. All our walks finish with a gastronomic celebration of our discoveries, dictated by the season and what we have found: from cocktails made with botanical gin, fireweed and sharp sea buckthorn berries to autumn mushroom risottos and wild beach sushi made with crisp coastal greens like sea beet, orache and wild kale – we live like kings of the wild!
People get particularly excited by the wild sushi we roll. Its such a perfect way to eat the vibrant succulent coastal plants around Luce Bay – and all washed down with a glass of elderflower champagne of course!”
Places are limited so early booking is recomended. Guests of Sands of Luce Holiday Park can join Mark on a guided walk for the subsidised fee of £10. The walks are also be open to the public for £25. Walks will last 90mins- 2hrs.