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Surrounding Landscape & Terrains

For the novice and, indeed, many experienced foragers searching for wild foods is often left to chance, and is therefore frequently unproductive or time-consuming. WFS courses take place among a highly varied local landscape, providing different terrains where you can learn about what each terrain is likely to provide for food. Over the span of the annual growth cycle WFS courses cover around 100 of the 160+ edible wild plants found in the UK and across many parts of northern temperate Europe.

River Fowey at Lostwithiel River Fowey flood plain
Lostwithiel straddles the River Fowey, which not only has good fishing but has a broad background of edible aquatic plants.

Fast moving stream St. Winnow creek
While fast flowing tributary waters around Lostwithiel feed the River Fowey, further downstream the waters are esturine -
providing another group of habitats that favour a different group of edible wild plants - as the river heads out towards sea
and the coast, areas which again provide their own unique set of edible plants.

Golant Heights Distant Bodmin Moor
Locally the landscape ranges from rolling hills, right up to the moorland of Bodmin Moor.

Rolling Cornwall hills Cornish country path
The rolling countryside offers innumerable sheltered habitats where a wide range of edible plants are found.

Lostwithiel meadow Lostwithiel features watermeadows
Although the area is farmed quite intensively there are good examples of pasture, water meadow and open vistas..... Lostwithiel - highways and byways Lostwithiel - good walking terrain
and the country lanes provide a wealth of edible wild plants, the species constantly shifting throughout the annual cycle.

Lostwithiel has good examples of deciduous and evergreen woodland
Local deciduous and evergreen woodlands also provide their
own unique enviroments in which to learn about the edible wild.

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