Explore the Delicious Delights of Edible Seaweeds in Devon

Wild seaweeds have been harvested on these Isles for centuries, and recently have become recognised as true super-foods being served on many fine dining tables around Britain.

There’s nothing quite like a return to the fun and frolicking of our childhoods. Skipping over the rock pools, peering in crevices and pointing, continually asking the question “What’s that?”.

Seaweeds are something that we need to be eating every day, the same as with land-based plants.

The evidence is in, they are anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory.

They lower blood pressure and lipids, as well as being huge boosters to our immune system.

They have been described as the most nutritious form of vegetation on this planet.

But how many seaweeds do you know, and how do you know the difference between them, as well as how to eat them in ways that will tickle your taste-buds and send you off on an oceanic epicurean adventure!

Just because seaweed is listed as edible, doesn’t mean its tasty? There are some that are nail curling, and others that have you spitting for 15 minutes.

And more importantly, once you have discovered those “ocean gems”, how do you cook with them once they arrive in your kitchen?

These questions and much more are covered during our gentle stroll around a stunning Devon beach 15 miles east of Exeter. This 2.5 hour edible seaweed course is the perfect primer for budding foragers and foodies alike.

“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

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 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

When & Where Are The Devon Seaweed Courses?

Saturday, 13th August 2022 
Time: 12 midday – 2:30pm
Location: 30 minutes outside Exeter. Accessible by car or bus (location revealed after you book).
Cost: £65 (2 spaces left)
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Sunday, 14th August 2022
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm
Location: 30 minutes outside Exeter. Accessible by car or bus (location revealed after you book).
Cost: £65 (3 spaces left)
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Saturday, 10th September 2022
Time: 11am – 1:30pm
Location: 30 minutes outside Exeter. Accessible by car or bus (location revealed after you book).
Cost: £65
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Saturday, 11th September 2022
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Location: 30 minutes outside Exeter. Accessible by car or bus (location revealed after you book).
Cost: £65
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“It was absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much Adam, you are a mine of information and I feel totally inspired!” – Victoria, 2020

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

“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