52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #43 Foraging
Do you love to try new things?
Do you love to get outdoors?
Do you love fresh nutritious food packed full of goodness?
Read on to find out more.
Robin Hood’s Bay
Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs of Scarborough and Whitby sits a Bay. The backdrop of the Bay is an old Yorkshire fishing village. This is Robin Hood’s Bay, the gem on the picturesque coastal edge of the North York Moors National.
Built on a steep hill the old 17th Century village heads down to the Bay. Winding streets, steep steps and cobbled alleyways make up what was once called Baytown. A maze of a village it’s easy to get lost here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Just all part of the magic of what makes it so special.
Robin Hood’s Bay harbours a deep rooted history of smuggling. The Kings Beck, cottage cellars, secret passages and snickets all helped with the illicit activities. Smuggling of Rum, Tea, Silk and Tobacco. There wasn't a person in the village that didn't participate in the illegal activities. Be it the smuggling, hiding, transporting or protecting of the secret goings on.
Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.You can still see evidence of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past to this day and you can learn more at the local museum.
Do you have fond memories of foraging as a child? Picking brambles in the harvest months and making pies, crumbles or jam?
Foraging can be done in hedgerows, woodland, on the coast and around urban areas also. It can be lots of fun and is a great way to get amongst nature. You will find lots of hedgerows here on the fields, along the coast, in woodland and on the moorland.
Here’s what you might find throughout the year:
Garlic Mustard or Hedge Garlic
Pineapple Weed or Wild Chamomile
Fat Hen or Wild Spinach
Bullace (Wild Plum)
The Benefits of Foraging
Foraging has many benefits including:
Gets you outdoors
Connect with nature
It is fun
Wild foods are nutritious and packed full of goodness
Tasting and trying new foods
Responsible Foraging & Top Tips
Be kind and only take what you need
Seek permission from Landowners
If you are not sure don’t pick it especially if foraging Fungi
Only forage where food is plentiful
Leave plenty for wildlife
Follow the Countryside Code you can read it Here
Taste The Wild
Fancy trying your hand at a spot of coastal foraging? Forage for seaweed and shellfish. Rummage in rockpools with the stunning backdrop of Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar. Identify species of seaweed and shellfish both edible and inedible. Enjoy a lunch of foraged goods from land and sea.
Taste the Wild provides guided wild food foraging and cooking courses right here in Robin Hood’s Bay. The sessions are fun, informative and teach you innovative ways to use the ingredients you forage. You will gain a knowledge of wild ingredients that can be foraged here on the Yorkshire Coast. You will also gain knowledge of what you can find seasonally in the area and to be considerate of sustainability.
You can find out more about Taste the Wild Here.
Relaxing Coastal Escapes in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire.
Sam and Sian have been helping you make memories and relax on the coast since April 2017.
Baytown Holiday Cottages is a small North Yorkshire Booking Agency specialising in the Robin Hood’s Bay area of the North York Moors National Park.
Two locals who know the area and the cottages inside Out. Their home, their workplace and their playground. Helping you find your escape by the sea.
So, why not stay for a while in one of the Best Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages.
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