Back for 2017!
**Herb walk dates for 2018 will be announced in the coming months**
Now in their sixth year, I’m very pleased to announce the dates for my Herb Walks for 2017.
For the herb-curious, culinary experimenters, gardeners, wildlife enthusiasts and all with an interest in what grows naturally on their doorstep.
Booking in advance is essential, as I can only take 16 people on each walk (to ensure everyone can see and hear everything) and as they usually sell out in advance (Booking details to follow)
To reserve your place, you can either purchase a place via the Eventbrite link, posted by the side of each date (booking fee applies to all Eventbrite bookings), or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, how many places you would like me to reserve for you, plus a contact telephone number (for me to contact you on, in case of late cancellation due to very poor weather), and then payment is made on the day. Alternatively, text or call me on 07906 376342 to reserve your place. The Village Herb Walks will have a different booking system. The dates are as follows:
Urban Herb Walks – Bailgate, Lincoln
Sunday 30th July 2017 – 2pm to 4pm Click here to book via Eventbrite
The walk departs from the Bailgate area of Lincoln (location confirmed on booking). From here, we take a gentle stroll around the Cathedral Quarter. I would recommend that you wear flat, comfortable footwear, and bring a brolly or rain jacket just in case it happens to rain.
NK Walking Festival Village Herb Walks – Lincolnshire – Click here to book on the NK Walking Festival Walks
Bracebridge Heath Herb Walk – Saturday 8th July – 10am to 12pm
Heighington Herb Walk – Saturday 15th July – 10am to 12pm
North Hykeham Herb Walk – Saturday 22nd July – 10am to 12pm
What happens on an Urban Herb Walk?
We take a very pleasant and fully interactive stroll of just under 2 hours around uphill Lincoln, looking at the different types of medicinal plants, wild flowers, herbs and trees that grow in the area.
One of the great aspects of Lincoln is that there are many open green spaces, and intermingled with the flora and fauna is a surprising number of flowers, herbs, plants and trees that can be used medicinally or within the home for unusual cooking purposes or even first aid.
Most of the plants and trees that we look at, feel and smell, you might ordinarily pass by without realising they have a use, or you might consider them as weeds. By actively encourage people who come on each walk to really interact with plant-life, it really make the subject come alive and helps you to identify plants in the field for yourself, as this is an art and very useful skill that is gradually being lost by humankind as the years pass by.
Some of the plants I introduce on the walk also have rather quirky history attached to them, which is fun to share too, but also interesting to consider in its origin. And by remembering these ancient stories, it helps us to remember what each plant can be used for.
A colourful e-handout (or printed handout for those without internet access) of the herbs that we learn about during each walk is available for everyone within a day of the walk, which has plenty of tips and suggestions about how they can be used in the home.
It would be great if you could join me, so why not contact me to book on today. Places are filling up fast already!
(The walks are suitable for those who are wheelchair-bound, and for those with difficulty standing, there are a number of opportunities to sit on benches and still be able to hear about the plants.)