Wild camp and Coastal Forage
July 3rd to 7th July 2023
South Devon Coast
PART 3 of The Old Way Immersion - THE COAST
Camp on the wild South Devon shore at the height of Summer, getting acquainted with the ebb and flow of the tides.
Make your own mackerel feathers and fish from the rocks for bass, pollack and mackerel. Bait fish at night for dogfish and other species.
First Nations peoples say "at low tide the table is set" and we will follow this wisdom gathering winkles, whelks and limpets, red, brown and green seaweeds from the exposed rocks and prawns from the pools. We'll set long-lines and crab pots in the rocky gullies never knowing what the next turn of the tide will bring - a few prawns, a dogfish, maybe a brown or spider crab or a even a lobster.
Enjoy the slow pace of life of the hunter-gatherer while weaving or crafting fishing tackle on the beach, and sing a few sea-shanties together as you tan fish skins.
Watch the sunset over the sea while feasting on lobster, rock samphire, seabeet and an assortment of seaweeds and share stories around the fire.