Thursday, 16 June 2016

South West Coastal Path Edibles

A friend: Dorothee, is walking the South West Coastal Path (Dorset, Devon, Cornwall). The whole walk will take her 2 months I am joining her for parts. This stretch was a days walk between Helmsford and Falmouth.

Dorothee is camping every night so needs to carry the minimal amount. I surveyed the edibles available along the route.

Dock, Dandelion, Hawthorne, Cleavers, Pennywort, Hearts Tongue Fern, Primrose, Ribwort Plantain, Plantain, Alexanders, Sea Beet, Samphire, Ribwort Plantain seeds, Clover, Elderflower, Honeysuckle, Dandelion petals, Garlic, Herb Robert.

She wanted to learn which leaves she could eat as part of her evening meal. She asked for my top 5 from this selection for her to learn to identify: Samphire, Sea Beet, Pennywort, Jack by the Hedge and Cleavers.

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