Devon Foraging Courses & Walks

Robin Harford has been running his hugely popular Devon foraging courses for over a decade. Before wild food became mainstream.

His Devon foraging courses are considered to be truly inspirational and were recently voted #1 by BBC Countryfile.

Join Robin on a unique wild edible journey and discover the true taste of Britain.

During your time together you will be taken on an exciting journey around the hedgerows and wild spaces of Devon.

You’ll discover Nature’s secret larder. The ultimate in nutritious, local and seasonal food.

Foraging reawakens your senses so you gain a greater appreciation of Nature and your place in the natural cycles and rhythms of life.


What You Will Learn

  • How to safely identify wild edible plants using a practice Robin was taught during his time with indigenous groups in South East Asia.
  • How to cook, prepare and preserve wild plants.
  • The past and present uses of wild plants as food and medicine.
  • The forgotten stories and folklore of wild plants found around Britain.
  • Sustainable foraging, safety, your rights and the law are also covered.

When & Where Are The Devon Foraging Courses?

Saturday, 4th April 2020
Time: 10am-12.30pm
Location: Near Exeter Quay (location revealed after you book)
SOLD OUT – (click here to be put on the Devon waiting list)

Sunday, 5th April 2020 
Time: 10am-12.30pm
Location: Near Exeter Quay (location revealed after you book)>
SOLD OUT – (click here to be put on the Devon waiting list)


About Your Guide

devon foraging courses

Your guide and teacher on this Devon foraging course will be Robin Harford. Robin is a plant-based forager, wild food educator and has published numerous foraging guide books.

He has been teaching people about their local edible landscape since 2008. His events were recently voted the best foraging courses in the UK by BBC Countryfile.

Robin travels extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild food plants in indigenous cultures, and more recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe.

He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.


Here’s What People Have Said About Previously

Thank you very much, Robin, for something immensely more than learning about wild plants you can eat! I much appreciated the first half hour under a tree hearing your philosophy of foraging which absolutely chimed with – and put so much more eloquently – how I try to be amongst the natural world. I came home aware of a quiet but deep joy, and I’ve been telling my family and several friends about the walk ever since. — Margaret Turner

I was amazed to find that I had spent three hours completely absorbed in the world of wild plants, their properties (smell, taste, feel, etc) and uses when I have been able to do so little recently without pain and fatigue. I identified completely with your introductory talk under the lime tree relating to stress, the way we live and getting out of all that by being absorbed in the world around us that we just don’t see. The timing of your course in my own journey was just what the doctor ordered. Thank you so much. — Prof Peter A. Revell

Many thanks for a fascinating foraging expedition around beautiful Exeter last Saturday.  I discovered many edibles which I had previously just walked past, and it was very interesting also to hear your views on the nutritional values of wild foods as opposed to cultivated crops – it all made a lot of sense. It was very nice to meet you and to put a face to the name on my regular Eatweeds newsletter. — Christine Wilkins

Yes, we loved it completely!  have picked up a few bits today on my way home from work to show the family. — Carissa Langford

Many thanks for organising the day it was extremely informative. I will walk through towns and the countryside much more aware and with all my senses alert. I am also recommending you to friends and family. — Andrew Neligan

Many thanks for an extremely informative and engaging tour of edible Exeter. Rob and I enjoyed it very much and gained a lot from the experience, not just what to chomp on but your view of the great outdoors. — Lou Mogridge

The forage in Exeter was the most informative and inspiring walk that I have been on in ages.  I learned a lot and have already started using the knowledge that you so generously passed on in my own kitchen.  Definitely a new and fun interest! — Dawn Smith

I thoroughly enjoyed the wild food foraging course in Exeter. I thought it was brilliant. I truly resonated with everything you said, particularly about getting out of one’s head and into one’s body. Indeed that was my main motivation for joining, as I tend to be far to cerebral; and I need grounding. I am a Foreign Exchange Trader and often I operate far too much ‘in my head’. However, I tend to be a much better trader when I get out of my head, into my heart and body. — Cynthia Brown