Short Seaweed identification walk

About 2.5 hours- easy (with some walking on potentially slippery rocks near the shore)

This short seaweed foraging walk is ideal for anyone interested in seaweed that may be limited on time, unable to make one of our full-day courses or wanting to refresh their knowledge on species ID.

With over 670 species of seaweed in the UK and around 10,000 globally, foraging seaweed for your dinner could be a daunting prospect. Our introduction to seaweed walk, aims to give you an insight into how to identify some of the key edible (and delicious) species in the UK.

Glengorm is an ideal location for harvesting edible seaweed, with pristine waters and an abundance of seaweed on our rocky shores.  This walk takes us past Glengorm’s beautiful conservation meadows and species-rich grassland, with a wealth of invertebrate and plant life waiting to be admired. There’s plenty of opportunity to spot exciting wildlife here, with Hen harriers and White-tailed eagles regularly sighted, as well as otter and seals and a large variety of sea birds.

We will then investigate the rocky shore and tide-pools, focusing on identifying the key edible species, before walking back to the nature lab, looking out for wildlife as we go.

*please note- This walk is only available on certain low-tides. Please get in contact for more information. This walk does not include harvesting of seaweed as our full day course does.

  • The majority of the walk is fairly even under foot, except for at the rocky shore where we will be required to walk over rocks that may be slippery in places in order to get to the seaweed.
  • Sheep-grazed pasture. Can be muddy in places
  • Stout footwear or welly boots advised.

£25 per person

Check the tide times here:

http://www.tides4fishing.com/uk/scotland/tobermory-island-of-mull