Explore the Delicious Delights of Edible Seaweeds in Devon

Price And Location

  • Time: See below as it varies depending on the tide.
  • Location: 30 minutes outside Exeter. Accessible by car or bus (location revealed after you book). The precise location is revealed after booking
  • Cost: £65 per person

2024 Seaweed Foraging Course Dates

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IMPORTANT: Adam Reeve takes all bookings. Eatweeds only lists courses. If you have a question, please send him an email at, adam.reeve235@gmail.com

Those hours of your course on the beach were fascinating. A whole world has opened up that was under my feet but remained almost invisible. It will remain a highlight of my life.

You’re a great teacher. I enjoyed the mix of practical and information at different levels of complexity.

Melanie – May 2023

What To Expect On Your Devon Seaweed Foraging Course

During our time together you will be shown a plethora of edible seaweeds, when and where to collect them, learn about their nutritional values, how to collect them sustainably, compare their tastes, textures and umami flavouring and if you are lucky, discover the elusive pepper dulse.

If we have time, we’ll also go coastal plant spotting, and discover more wild edible delights… but only if we have time!

I enjoyed yesterday very much. It is always the best experience when you meet someone with pure passion for their subject.

Fiona – August 2023

Adam Reeve Is Your Edible Seaweed Course Guide

Adam Reeve

Many years back from the confines of my vegetable plot I was taken on a journey sparked by the curiosity of the acorn. “Can it be used for food. If so, how? What about the beech nut? And all these leaves and flowers! ” As they say, ‘from tiny acorns …’

I went on to complete a year-long practical course of study in wild food covering inland and coastal plants through the season, fungi and, of course, seaweed.

It was seaweed which caught my imagination and lured me to live ever closer to the coast in Devon where I have taught on seaweed walks, delivered demonstrations at the Clovelly Seaweed Festival and given talks at local community events.

There is a magic held within the inter-tidal zone where, at low tide, the jewels of the ocean are uncovered for only a short time before being consumed once more by the beautiful brine.

Seaweed can play a vital role in our daily life, our health and well-being. As well as being packed full of nutrients, they also have anti-cancer properties, support gut health and can help manage Type 2 diabetes.

So, do you recoil or rejoice at the thought of filling your soups and stir-fries full of seaweed? Can you tell the difference the wracks from the kelps? Allow me to guide you through the channels and rocks pools and reveal the wonderful world of seaweed!

Here’s What People Have Said About Previous Edible Seaweed Courses

There is so much that we learned we can’t recommend it enough. Many thanks to Adam for our great day seaweed foraging. We had waited a long time because of lockdown for the trip and we were not disappointed. Can’t recommend it enough!

Michelle, 2020

I just wanted to say how wonderful we found Adam and his course. He was genuinely passionate about the subject which was readily apparent and made him a pleasure to learn from. He spoke clearly and kindly and answered questions from all the group. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and would recommend unreservedly.

Fran, 2020

It was absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much Adam, you are a mine of information and I feel totally inspired!

Victoria, 2020

Adam is a lovely teacher and really passionate about his subject, and it opened my eyes to the huge variety and exciting tastes of seaweed.

Guy, 2020

We thought Adam was excellent in terms of his knowledge and enthusiasm for seaweed. Can’t wait to get out there and start experimenting.

Mark, 2020

Thank you for a great and informative seaweed course. Nick and I both enjoyed it as well as getting enthused about future seaweed gathering excursions.

Almuth, 2020