Nature’s Medicine Herbal Plant Walk – Spring Walking Festival

We will explore the world of medicinal and herbal plants across Braunton Burrows to discover and learn about the medical properties of some of the local flora.

Braunton Burrows
26th May

What to expect:

Walk leader, medicinal plant specialist Keith Shawe will lead you on a comprehensive walk across the Braunton Burrows looking at the different plant species that can be used beneficially in everyday use.

This walk will follow various paths across the sand dunes so be prepared for up and down hill and walking in long grass. Please wear sensible footwear, preferably walking boots and bring a sun hat, sun cream and water, and weather appropriate clothing. The walk is suitable for able bodied individuals.

About the guide:

Keith originally trained as a botanist and has a Ph.D. on the evolution of parasitic plants. For the last 30 years he has worked in 22 countries around the world on a very wide range of international development issues including sustainable forestry, biodiversity conservation, wild foods and medicinal plants. He is currently doing consulting work in Kosovo for the Government there on integrated water management issues, but now that he is based in the UK again, he is studying to become a medical herbalist.

Where to meet:

Please meet at Sandy Lane car park for a 2pm start. Parking £2.50

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