A stunning area of outstanding natural beauty, St. Nectan’s Glen is listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its rare specimens of flora and fauna.
Our walk will begin at St. Piran’s Church, before passing through the ivy clad trees and ferns of the temperate Celtic rainforest. We’ll take a leisurely stroll through the valley of St. Nectan’s Glen, following the banks of the River Trevillet, exploring the medicinal plants and rare fungi we pass along the way. At the halfway point we’ll pause for wild foraged tea and refreshments before heading down to the stunning 60 foot waterfall, where there will be an opportunity to bathe. paddle or simply sit and be. The walk will end with a short sound meditation with the aim of connecting us to the spirit of place.
As St. Nectan’s Glen is steeped in folklore and history, our gentle ramble is designed to be a deeply rejuvenating experience – a mixture of herb lore, ancient stories, nature immersion and meditation. Although not a foraging walk per se, the route is led by a qualified medical herbalist, and the ticket price includes detailed downloadable resources containing information about plant identification and medicinal uses of the herbs we meet.
Please note that the event is hosted entirely outdoors. For the enjoyment of all, participant numbers are strictly limited. Unfortunately due to the nature of our refreshment stop and meditation break, the event is not suitable for children under the age of 16 or participants wishing to bring dogs. The rugged nature of the terrain and the path down to the waterfall also make this particular experience unsuitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.
Instructions around where to meet and what to bring / wear will be sent out via email upon placing your booking. Detailed field notes with photographs, refreshments, entrance to the waterfall and a take home goody bag are all included in the price.
All reasonable measures have been put in place to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone participating in the plant medicine walk. Please see our terms of service page for details of our safety measures, and information about our cancellations and refunds policy before making a booking. If you have a question about the nature or suitability of the walk, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do my best to help.