Coastal Foraging with Craig Evans

“In a corner of Wales, one man and his dog are taking food in the wild and foraging to a new level, showing the world how it’s done through their own YouTube channel.” 

Wales Online

About Coastal Foraging

Craig takes walks along the coasts of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire and finds ingredients to cook up a feast right there and then – proving there are rich culinary pickings on the beach, from mussels to plants and crabs.

“Since learning to read I have actively sought out all information I could gather on the coastal wildlife and environment”

“Since growing up in the semi-rural Amman Valley on the slopes of the Black Mountains of Carmarthenshire, from a very young age I was taught how to pick wild foods such as mushrooms, Wimberries (bilberries), blackberries, tickle trout and accompany my father to the coast to collect cockles.”

“Following my 12 years as an RAF aircraft engineer, 17 years working for a major high street bank and having very recently sold my woodland after 8 years of management, I am now embarking on a career to share my knowledge and passion with the wider world.”

“Throughout my various careers, I have continued researching hidden locations and had great joy in thoroughly learning about our great coast line in West Wales. For a great number of years, I have kept a large salt water aquarium where I have studied the behaviour of our vastly varied sea life.”

“My hope for the future is to educate the wider world about our fantastic coastal environment and promote it’s conservation, and to inspire people to pass on any knowledge gained down through future generations. Drawing people to the area will also, hopefully, promote the local area and benefit the local communities.”

Classic Course: Beach and rocky shore: Rockpool safari, various shellfish, sea vegetables, crustaceans

  • Tidal mud flats and estuaries: Clams, cockles, oysters, sea vegetables including marsh samphire
  • Sand Dunes system (mostly educational): cockles, clams, specialist sand dune plants like Sea Holly (protected)

We will meet at the arranged time and location, and set out the timetable for the day ahead. We will then discuss in detail, safety, tides, legal aspects and legislation, points of interest (geography, geology and history etc.), followed by a brief Q&A session.

For the next few hours, we will forage for our wild delicacies. If circumstance permit, we’ll endeavour to cook some of our discoveries so that you can appreciate the flavours of the coast.

Be prepared: On arrival, please ensure that you are dressed for prevailing weather conditions, Sun screen and robust footwear, refreshments. A strong bag to carry foraged items (if required), and also a bag for any litter you may have, or may find. Please remember that we will be at our location for approximately 4 hours or more. Public conveniences are not available at some locations. A certain degree of fitness is required as a course could entail walking up to 4 miles in total. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Extreme Low Tide Course: We are more likely to find crustaceans such as edible crabs and prawns, and if extremely lucky, potentially a lobster. If you’re really lucky, you may even meet an octopus. We may encounter soft corals, a greater variety of sponges, many more species of anemone, and other organisms such as sea squirts. We will encounter various species of seaweed such as kelp’s and potentially beautiful Blue-rayed limpets.

We will meet at the arranged time and location, and set out the timetable for the day ahead. We will then discuss in detail, safety, tides, legal aspects and legislation, points of interest (geography, geology and history etc.), followed by a brief Q&A session.

For the next few hours, we will forage for our wild delicacies. If circumstance permit, we’ll endeavour to cook some of our discoveries so that you can appreciate the flavours of the coast.

Be prepared: On arrival, please ensure that you are dressed for prevailing weather conditions, Sun screen and robust footwear, refreshments. A strong bag to carry foraged items (if required), and also a bag for any litter you may have, or may find. Please remember that we will be at our location for approximately 4 hours or more. Public conveniences are not available at some locations. A certain degree of fitness is required as a course could entail walking up to 4 miles in total. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Bespoke Courses: Team building for groups, specific interests (vegan foraging etc.). Stag & Hen parties, family occasions, schools, clubs etc,.

In addition to the above, if you have a special interest, please contact us to discuss any ideas.

As with every other course, we will meet at the arranged time and location, and set out the timetable for the day ahead. We will then discuss in detail, safety, tides, legal aspects and legislation, points of interest (geography, geology and history etc.), followed by a brief Q&A session.

For the next few hours, we will forage for our wild delicacies. If circumstance permit, we’ll endeavour to cook some of our discoveries so that you can appreciate the flavours of the coast.

Be prepared: On arrival, please ensure that you are dressed for prevailing weather conditions, Sun screen and robust footwear, refreshments. A strong bag to carry foraged items (if required), and also a bag for any litter you may have, or may find. Please remember that we will be at our location for approximately 4 hours or more. Public conveniences are not available at some locations. A certain degree of fitness is required as a course could entail walking up to 4 miles in total. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Craig is a qualified First Aider and Coastal Foraging is covered by £5 million Public Liability Insurance.

** £10 cashback per person if you can prove you have travelled to the location via public transport

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Location


Address

Coastal Foraging with Craig Evans
Llanion Cove
Pembroke Dock
Pembrokeshire
SA72 6UJ

Contact

T: 07989143868

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Dog friendly: Yes