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A white acorn
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A white acorn

Wild Food Foraging in Northumberland

Based in Northumberland, The Cramlington Forager was created to challenge the idea that you need to live deep in the countryside to enjoy foraging and to encourage people to connect with nature and to treasure and explore their local green spaces. It can often be difficult to find the time, energy or even the courage to get out and explore the hedgerows and foraging can be an empowering way of increasing your knowledge of the natural world whilst being able to enjoy delicious wild food! Come along on a Wild Food foraging adventure and engage with the seasons and all that they have to offer! Discover the incredible abundance of edible wild plants, fruits, mushrooms and flowers, how to identify them, gather, prepare and store them to enjoy all year round.

Gemma  Gee- Cramlington Forager - a woman walking through the woods with a foraging basket.
A basket full of foraged food, including rosehips and elderberries

Wild Food Guides

Foraging sustainably for wild food, come with me as I share more about wild plants and fungi, experimenting with them in the kitchen and exploring their nutritional and medicinal benefits, as well as the rich history and folktales which  surround these plants.

A woman spooning apples and blackberries onto pastry

Seasonal Recipes

These simple and delicious recipes are inspired by seasonal ingredients, from the wild and elsewhere. I share tips on how to make the most of them as well as how to preserve them, making the seasonal bounty last a little bit longer. 

A wooded area in Summer

Wild Spaces

Living in an urban town, access to hedgerows, parks and woodlands can be limited. Come along as I explore the wilder side of Cramlington and  Northumberland, finding how often it is the smallest nooks hiding in plain sight that offer the greatest experiences.

A group of people and a dog standing on a hill side after a foraging walk.

Foraging Courses

Join me on a wild food foraging walk, as we discover and learn about the abundance of food which is available throughout the year. Courses take place seasonally and across multiple locations, and are also available for private bookings.

Foraging Walks and Courses

Come along to a Wild Food Foraging walk with The Cramlington Forager, and discover the abundance of wild food growing on your doorstep. Learn how to forage for and identify fruits, plants and fungi safely and sustainably, and how to make the most of your wild harvests. From urban settings, to woodlands and everything in between, foraging for wild food is an empowering way of enjoying fresh and seasonal wild foods direct from your local area.

For more information about upcoming walks and courses, check out the events below or the 'Foraging Walks' section of the website. You could also sign up to the mailing list for priority notice of new courses and dates.

A foraging basket filled with wild garlic leaves and flowers
A woman walking through the woods. The logo states 'Visit Northumberland Parent 2024'

For 2024 I am proud to be a partner of Visit Northumberland, the official tourism office for Northumberland. As a registered partner you can find information on The Cramlington Forager on the Visit Northumberland website, as well as any upcoming dates for events and workshops. I'm proud to call Northumberland my home and it's wonderful to be part of such a wide community of like-minded people and businesses who aim to see Northumberland recognised for its outstanding natural beauty, its welcoming people and such vibrant history and culture. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Foraging With Kids @ Doddington Wood
    Foraging With Kids @ Doddington Wood
    Sold Out
    Sun, 04 Aug
    Doddington Wood
    04 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 11:00
    Doddington Wood, Cramlington NE23 6DG, UK
    04 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 11:00
    Doddington Wood, Cramlington NE23 6DG, UK
    Foraging with kids is a great way to get your children outdoors and engaging with nature. Explore wild edibles in a safe and fun way, and discover the true abundance of the season.
  • Foraging With Kids @ Valley Park
    Foraging With Kids @ Valley Park
    Fri, 16 Aug
    Valley Park
    16 Aug 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    Valley Park, Cramlington NE23, UK
    16 Aug 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    Valley Park, Cramlington NE23, UK
    Foraging with kids is a great way to get your children outdoors and engaging with nature. Explore wild edibles in a safe and fun way, and discover the true abundance of the season.
  • Wild Food Foraging at Cambois Beach
    Wild Food Foraging at Cambois Beach
    Sold Out
    Sat, 17 Aug
    Cambois Beach
    17 Aug 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    Cambois Beach, Cambois, Blyth NE24 1RQ, UK
    17 Aug 2024, 13:00 – 14:00
    Cambois Beach, Cambois, Blyth NE24 1RQ, UK
    Surround yourself in nature as you explore the abundance of delicious wild edibles, available along the glorious Northumberland coast with The Cramlington Forager.
  • Forager's Ramble
    Forager's Ramble
    Sun, 08 Sept
    The Giant Spoon, Cramlington
    08 Sept 2024, 10:30 – 14:00
    The Giant Spoon, Cramlington , Seghill, Cramlington NE23, UK
    08 Sept 2024, 10:30 – 14:00
    The Giant Spoon, Cramlington , Seghill, Cramlington NE23, UK
    Surround yourself in nature as you explore the abundance of delicious wild edibles, and take a long walk through the local countryside with The Cramlington Forager, gathering Blackberries as we go.
  • Introduction to Foraging at Plessey Woods
    Introduction to Foraging at Plessey Woods
    Sold Out
    Sun, 15 Sept
    Plessey Woods Country Park
    15 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 11:00
    Plessey Woods Country Park, 35 Shields Rd, Plessey, Bedlington NE22 6AN, UK
    15 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 11:00
    Plessey Woods Country Park, 35 Shields Rd, Plessey, Bedlington NE22 6AN, UK
    Begin your foraging journey and discover the incredible abundance of wild food growing all around you. This course is designed for complete beginners.
  • Wild Food Foraging at Alexandra Park (Accessible)
    Wild Food Foraging at Alexandra Park (Accessible)
    Sold Out
    Mon, 23 Sept
    Alexandra Park
    23 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 11:00
    Alexandra Park, Ganton Ave, Cramlington NE23 6EL, UK
    23 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 11:00
    Alexandra Park, Ganton Ave, Cramlington NE23 6EL, UK
    Surround yourself in nature as you explore the abundance of delicious wild edibles, available along the glorious Northumberland coast with The Cramlington Forager.
  • Indoor Foraging Workshop at Buy The Kilo
    Indoor Foraging Workshop at Buy The Kilo
    Wed, 25 Sept
    Buy The Kilo
    25 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 19:00
    Buy The Kilo, No 3, Metro Station, The Sidings, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 2TF, UK
    25 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 19:00
    Buy The Kilo, No 3, Metro Station, The Sidings, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 2TF, UK
    Come along and discover the incredible abundance of wild food growing on your doorstep, how to forage safely and sustainably, and how to make the most of your harvest.
  • Foraging and Herbal Medicine at Nelson Village
    Foraging and Herbal Medicine at Nelson Village
    Sun, 29 Sept
    Nelson Village
    29 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Nelson Village, S Nelson Rd, Cramlington NE23 1WF, UK
    29 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Nelson Village, S Nelson Rd, Cramlington NE23 1WF, UK
    Begin your wild medicine journey and discover the incredible abundance of medicinal herbs growing all around you. This course is designed for complete beginners.
  • Wild Tea Indoor Foraging Workshop at Koru
    Wild Tea Indoor Foraging Workshop at Koru
    Sold Out
    Sun, 06 Oct
    Koru Peaceful Pizza
    06 Oct 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Koru Peaceful Pizza, 83b Salters Rd, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1DU, UK
    06 Oct 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Koru Peaceful Pizza, 83b Salters Rd, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1DU, UK
    Join us for a wild tea tasting workshop, learn how to prepare wild herbs for tea making, their many benefits and taste a few different blends.
  • Foraging and Herbal Medicine at Nelson Village July
    Foraging and Herbal Medicine at Nelson Village July
    Sold Out
    Sun, 21 Jul
    Nelson Village
    21 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Nelson Village, S Nelson Rd, Cramlington NE23 1WF, UK
    21 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Nelson Village, S Nelson Rd, Cramlington NE23 1WF, UK
    Begin your wild medicine journey and discover the incredible abundance of medicinal herbs growing all around you. This course is designed for complete beginners.
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