Wild Food Kayaking Adventure, Galloway, South West Scotland

Wild Kayak – Wild Food

A three day fully catered, novice-friendly, sea kayak paddling, foraging, wild camping and wild food adventure exploring SW Scotland’s extraordinary foodscapes. Under 2.5 hrs drive from Glasgow, Cumbria, Newcastle, Edinburgh.

Paddle, explore, forage, taste and generally immerse (but hopefully not submerge!) yourself in the stunning edible landscape of South-West Scotland…

Trip dates:

7.30am Monday 20th May – Wednesday 22nd May 2024 (Fully Booked)

7.30am Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July 2024 (Fully Booked)

We are very excited be working with our friends at Galloway Wild Foods to offer you this fantastic outdoor paddling and foraging experience.

This event is a collaboration between Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods and Chris Saunders of Adventure Carrick. It is born of friendship, a shared love of the outdoors and eagerness to offer an amazing experience in an accessible location that showcases all the wonders of the Galloway coast through an immersive experience.

Chris has over 30 years industry experience in teaching watersports and an abundance of qualifications which allows him lead, guide and teach in various crafts and environments. When he isn’t on the water, Chris runs a mobile Gin Bar!

Mark has been teaching about foraging and wild food for over 30 years, and has taught and nurtured many of the new wave of foraging guides and enthusiasts. Mark will provide the foraging tuition and lead the wild catering, while Chris and his fellow paddling guide will be responsible for keeping everyone safe and comfortable on the water. Both will enjoy telling you about the geography, folklore, smuggling stories and natural history of the Galloway coast,  keeping you comfortable in camp, and sharing their passion for foraged cocktails!

The trip will include:

  • Paddling, wild camping, coastal foraging and cookery around the remarkable coastal foodscapes of Galloway, SW Scotland.
  • Beaches, forests, salt marshes, incredible flora, fauna and seaweeds.
  • 3 day’s easy exploring by kayak, with shore-based foraging sessions, and 2 wild camps
  • All equipment including kayaks, paddling gear, tents, sleeping mats/bags, and dry bags is included in the price
  • Fully catered with wild ingredients we will gather along the way, plus lots that have been pre-prepared and brought along – a chance to taste the finest food SW Scotland has to offer.
  • Identification, harvesting, medicinal/bushcraft uses and wild cookery of seaweeds and coastal plants, with Scotland’s only full-time foraging instructor.
  • Instruction in safe sea kayaking from highly qualified instructors.
  • Maximum group size on this trip is 9 clients, with a minimum of 1 paddle guide to every 4 clients
  • Foraged cocktails, campfire cookery and wild feasting – a chance to fully imbibe a stunning marine landscape.
  • Suitable for novice paddlers with reasonable fitness and who are at ease outdoors (see below for more detail) – full sea kayaking kit, camp gear and tuition are included in the price. Also suitable for more experienced kayakers wanting to learn more about coastal foraging. The paddling guide will contact you to discuss your experience etc before your booking is confirmed.
  • For more information head over to Galloway Wild Foods website where Mark has curated a great selection of videos, photos and blog posts about the trip. These will surely wet your appetite.
  • https://gallowaywildfoods.com/product/wild-kayak-wild-food-july-galloway-sw-scotland/

Trip dates:

7.30 am Monday 20th May – Wednesday 22nd May 2024 (1 space available)

7.30 am Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July 2024 (Fully Booked) 

£595 pp, including kayak, paddling kit (waterproofs etc), camping gear (if required), all food, drinks, paddling and foraging instruction.

  • All equipment including kayaks, paddling gear, tents, sleeping mats/bags, and dry bags is included in the price
  • Fully catered with wild ingredients we will gather along the way, plus lots that have been pre-prepared and brought along – a chance to taste the finest food SW Scotland has to offer.
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