Peak District Wild Herb Discovery Walk

Great Longstone, Nr Bakewell , United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Anna

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Put on your walking shoes & join us outside the friendly local White Lion Pub. We will introduce ourselves & choose together a beautiful walk route that will suit us all.
Great Longstone, is a lovely friendly village, surrounded by stunning countryside, and an abundance of Wild Herbs. I will introduce you to them as we walk, explaining their gifts, with history & folklore.
If you would like to gather wild herbs to make a cup of foraged Herb Tea en route, please bring a flask of hot water & a collecting bag.
After a beautiful walk, full of facts & entertaining anecdotes, you may see the world in a whole new light as you return to the welcoming village of Great Longstone!
This Walk is a great Experience for couples, families & private group bookings.
If you can’t find the date or time you want to book this beautiful Herb Walk for, please contact me with your request, I will try to arrange it for you!
Please bring a waterproof jacket in case it rains, wear appropriate clothing & footwear.
COVID UPDATE: Guests are required to keep 2 meters apart from anyone who is not “in their social bubble” until government guidelines change.
Other things to note
This will be a gentle to medium walk depending which route we choose together. Please dress for the changeable Peak District weather. If you have any special requirements please let me know in advance, thank you!
Put on your walking shoes & join us outside the friendly local White Lion Pub. We will introduce ourselves & choose together a beautiful walk route that will suit us all.
Great Longstone, is a lovely friendly village, surrounded by stunning countryside, and an abundance of Wild Herbs. I will introduce you to them as we walk, explaining their gifts, with history & folklore.
If you would like to gather wild herbs to make a cup of forage…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Freshly gathered Wild Herb Tea: during COVID 19 restrictions, please bring...

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 44 Reviews
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I love to share my passion for plants, a fascination for human-plant interactions through time: in medicine, food, culture, history.....
I have a BSc Honours degree in Herbal Medicine, am a practicing Medical Herbalist & have been leading much loved Herb Walks around the Peak District for nearly 2 years. I also have a degree in Modern Languages & literature, with a special interest in folk tales, many of which interweave with the plant world. I bring Herb Walks to life with folk tales, making their learning & gifts more memorable.
I have lived in the Peak District for over 25 years, working for many years in the great outdoors with animals. My special canine companion Pepper comes with us on our Walks, providing an extra perspective on things. He loves people & children, & is a memorable, characterful & cheerful soul.
I love to share my passion for plants, a fascination for human-plant interactions through time: in medicine, food, culture, history.....
I have a BSc Honours degree in Herbal Medicine, am a practicing Medical Herbalist & have been leading much loved Herb Walks around the Peak District for nearly 2 years. I also have a degree in Modern Languages & literature, with a special interest in folk tales, many of which interweave with the plant world. I bring Herb Walks to life with folk tales, m…
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From £32/ person

Private groups only
From £55 per group
Private groups only
From £55 per group
Private groups only
From £55 per group

Where you'll be

Great Longstone has a beautiful historic church, two great pubs, and a farm shop, selling milk & yoghurt fresh from the cow. A walk along footpaths & across fields above the village soon comes to Longstone Edge, commanding spectacular views. Below Great Longstone is easy access to the Monsall trail with a good all weather track along the disused railway.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 44 reviews.

Arthur
December 2021
Really enjoyed the walk which was very engaging and insightful. Anna was very patient with us city people and she shared a tremendous amount of insight and views. Anna was very passionate with her herbs and we have learned a lot. Highly highly recommended.
Rebecca
September 2021
This experience was honestly so incredible that I have been raving about it to anyone who will listen for the last few days. It felt like a wonderfully educational and spiritual walk, and I am so happy to have learned from someone who clearly is so passionate about what they do. Would absolutely recommend, and am keen to go again at a different time of year to see what else might be around!
George
September 2021
Anna was very generous to me and my partner whilst on the trip. She has a vast amount of knowledge on the local area and it’s herbs. We would definitely recommend you pay her a visit to learn from her
David
August 2021
A really engaging walk, learnt so much and really engaging host! The cuppa tea was superb :-) We’ll certainly be back for another!
Judi
August 2021
Magical Informative knowledgeable Experience with Nature…it’s uplifitng healings with Flowers and Trees - Folklore tales and how we have lost touch with that around us.
John
August 2021
Anna’s herb walk was arguably the highlight of our entire holiday. As a party of five ranging in age from 7 to 83 each with different things they wanted to get from the walk, Anna could not have done a better job of keeping us engaged, choosing an appropriate path and teaching us a load of interesting stuff about herbs along the way. Highly recommended!

Choose from available dates

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  • Mon, 6 Dec
    13:30 - 15:30
    Private groups only
    From £55 per group
  • Tue, 7 Dec
    10:00 - 12:00
    Private groups only
    From £55 per group
  • Wed, 8 Dec
    09:30 - 11:30
    Private groups only
    From £55 per group
  • Thu, 9 Dec
    10:00 - 12:00
    Private groups only
    From £55 per group
  • Fri, 10 Dec
    10:30 - 12:30
    Private groups only
    From £55 per group
  • Sat, 11 Dec
    10:00 - 12:00
    Private groups only
    From £55 per group
  • Sun, 12 Dec
    10:00 - 12:00
    Private groups only
    From £55 per group
  • Mon, 13 Dec
    09:00 - 11:00
    Private groups only
    From £55 per group

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 7 and up can attend, up to 15 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Warm waterproof clothing & footwear, sun protection if hot & sunny
Optional camera for plant ID
Face mask &hand sanitiser if needed during COVID 19 restrictions
Flask of hot water if you would like to make fresh wild herb tea

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.