Foraging, Feasting & Farm Adventures
with the The Wright's Family at Barton Farm
...your foraging and countryside adventures starts here...
As you stroll across the farm to begin your foraging sensory adventure, you'll sure to be greeted by the farm's horses, cattle or sheep grazing the land of Kentisbury.
Learning up to 15 wild edibles beside the trickling river, you will be drawn to the picnic blanket of luscious edible delights for a taste explosion and botanical literature to explore. Be guided by Liz and she will open your eyes to food for free! Gather your wild edibles to make a complimentary tasty side salad in the evening...
Unfolding your experience with the farm in view, serenade with Hereford cattle in the main shed before descending to the 16th Century barn for the sights and smells of wood fire and roast potatoes....its time to dine with a wine!
As you fine dine with long tables amongst chatter, wild salads and slow cooked nourishing meals, you'll sure to be relaxed and connected with nature and the farm...
Finish your evening meeting and greeting the pygmy goats, cattle (and calves), sheep (and lambs), horses, dogs and ducks where The Wright's family will share their story, life and years of experience on a true Exmoor Farm...
Credit: IGO Adventures and photos: Johnny Fenn
Photos: Liz Cwilewicz
WILD FORAGING AND WILD WHISKY COCKTAILS
I had the honour of leading a wild spring foraging session for an enthusiastic group of active adventurers teamed up with IGO Adventures in the beautiful Heddon Valley, North Devon along the Exmoor coastline...
Did I hear wild whisky cocktails? Yes, I joined the wonderful and super talented cocktail connoisseur and Talisker Whisky Brand Ambassador, Jason Clark, who transformed a concoction of wild edibles into a sweet and sour hot toddy (hot whisky) to end the adventurous weekend. Divine!
Then I flew back to Scotland to finish my kayaking holiday with my partner 500 miles north!
WILD FORAGING, PROSECCO AND A CHEF SPECIAL DINNER AT HUNTERS INN, HEDDON VALLEY, NORTH DEVON
In association with the National Trust during my favourite time of the year, I had the joy in leading a wild garlic and spring wild salad forage in the beautiful Heddon Valley, with a lovely local couple and Hunters Inn chef, Darrren.
The wild foraging course starts with Golden Rules of Foraging and a wild recipe card followed by a gentle trek up the renowned slopes of the Heddon Valley (the deepest river valley leading to the sea, in England) to our wild garlic site, learning 15 other wild edibles, folklore and plant past medicinal uses.(no fungi involved).
We returned down to the Hunters Inn for a wild garlic pesto mash-up with a glass of prosecco followed by a scrumptious starter of mussels, my wild salad and a steak to finish.