Monday, 23 June 2014

Summer Holiday Blaeberry Bash - August 2014

Following on from our successful Garlic Bear Hunt Event I'm teaming up with Mandy from Mud Pie Adventures for some more family food and foraging fun. This time we're heading to Countesswells woods on the outskirts of the city. Please note, the Forestry Commission now charges £1.50 to park for up to 3 hours at Countesswells. (You can also buy an annual season ticket for £30 that gives unlimited access to several woods in the area). 
Blaeberry (also known as bilberry)
This is a deciduous shrub of low to medium height which has light green oval leaves. It forms a dense carpet on woodland floors and heath banks. In spring they produce small compact pink bell-shaped flowers, which may be solitary or in pairs. In the mid summer they produce an edible purple-bloomed black berry, with red juice. The leaves turn to shades of red and yellow in autumn, before dropping off. In winter the shrub is not so visible without its leaves.


Summer Blaeberry Bash

Monday 4th August
10.30-12.30pm or 2-4pm

Monday 11th August
10.30-12.30pm or 2-4pm

Join Mandy from Mud Pies and Claire the Foodie Quine for a family foraging Blaeberry Bash and some hands on Foodie Fun in Countesswells Wood, Aberdeen.

We’ll be foraging for blaeberries and other tasty wild treats, collecting sticks, lighting a camp fire, baking pancakes, making jam, blitzing smoothies and toasting marshmallows.

£7 per person
Suitable for age 3-12 and their grown ups

Book online at



Places MUST be booked in advance via the Mudpie Adventures Website
Any questions email Mandy info@mudpieadventures.co.uk or myself claire@foodiequine.co.uk

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