Foraging Walk – Saturday 9th April

foragingJoin us for a Spring Foraging Walk led by Owen Raybould. These walks have always been very interesting and informative, as well as highly enjoyable!

Date: Saturday 9th April
Time: 2pm
Meet: Blackstone Riverside Park free car park, meet there at 2pm, start the walk at 2:15pm. Tel number Owen: 07525261683
Cost: Donations

Please Note, very important: The location is the Blackstone Riverside Car park located on the B4194, situated just outside the town centre, (see map link below), and not the Blackstone picnic site car park which is located on the A456 Stourport Road on the other side of the river.

Map link:,+Worcestershire/52.3658366,-2.3109947/@52.3706853,-2.3225424,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x48706180b4fee04b:0x89a1061589a23d3d!2m2!1d-2.316973!2d52.375539!1m0

Directions: Coming from the Kidderminster area, enter Bewdley and cross over the bridge in the town centre. Turn left at the church down the narrow street, follow the road over a small hill and then under the bypass, the car park is then clearley signposted immediately on your left after the bypass.

Owen’s Meetup website:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Foraging and the Future of Food – Saturday 27th February

foragingAn Evening with Owen Raybould – Nutrition researcher and Forager – on ‘Foraging and the Future of Food’.

Date: Saturday 27th February
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Exploring different ways of bringing nature and wild ecology back into our food production. Including a short documentary and time for Q & A.

Owen’s talk will cover Permaculture, Re-forestation, Organics, Wildflower seeding, Herd and forest grazing, the importance of fungi in soil, and direct human involvement, such as Community Supported Agriculture.

  • Refreshments available
  • Entry by donation
  • All Welcome!

Foraging Walk – Saturday 18th April

IMG_5783Join us for an afternoon guided foraging walk around the River Severn and Bewdley!

Date: Saturday 18th April
Time: 2.30pm
Meet: Blackstone free car park, just outside Bewdley on the B4194
(drive out of the town until you have passed under the flyover, then it’s the next left, there are two large signs for the car park).

Donation: £3 (suggested)

Owen Raybould will guide us for our third foraging event. The walk will take around two hours and will include part of the river, some meadows and the town itself. Previous walks have been highly informative and enjoyable!

TALK: Wild Edibles and the Ancestral Diet – Saturday 4th October

evolution_of_manTALK: Wild Edibles and the Ancestral Diet: What can they Teach Us?

Owen Raybould, a nutrition researcher and forager will deliver a one hour talk which covers some of the latest theories on nutrition, tips and inspiration on foraging, and some thoughts on human health in the modern world.

Date: Saturday 4th October, 7pm for 7.30pm start

Where: Friends Meeting House, Stourbridge, 37 Scotts Road, DY8 1UR

“For many thousands of years humans have used the huge variety of plants and animals of our environment as food, raw materials, medicines and as a source of inspiration for life. How does the modern diet compare to that of our ancestors, and do we need to re-evaluate how we eat nowadays? What can we learn from the evidence of how humans ate during our evolution? Does foraging have a place in modern society? What are the consequences of modern foods on our health and on the environment? ”

Owen Raybould, Ancestral Health and Nutrition

Heart of England Foraging and Wild Edibles

Foraging Walk – Saturday 13th Sept

Foraging-WalkAfternoon guided foraging walk round Lickey Hills

Date: Saturday 13th Sept
Time: 2pm – 4pm

Meet: The Visitor Centre, Lickey Hills Country Park, Warren Lane, Birmingham, B45 8ER (map) at 2pm

Donation: £3 (suggested)

“I’ll be able to identify sweet chestnuts, bilberries, raspberries and hazelnuts among others there. Information about trees and management of the land, interesting fire lighting material and uses of tree sap”  Owen Raybould

More Info

Coming up…

Date: Saturday 4th October – 7pm

TALK: Wild edibles and ancestral human nutrition: What can it teach us? by Owen Raybould

Where: Quaker Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

Foraging Walk – Saturday 7th June

foragingForaging Walk – ‘Introduction to wild edible plants’ (2 hour walk)

Date: Saturday 7th June, 2.15pm

Meet: Gardner’s Meadow car park, Bewdley (map). Near the entrance to the river footpath at 2.15pm, walk to start at 2.30pm.

Donation: £3 (suggested)

Owen Raybould (who has been to some of our films) is a forager and has offered to guide a foraging walk for Transition Stourbridge.

Here’s the link to his foraging group –

People can bring a camera / notepad if they like. Option of having a drink/food in town at the end of the walk.