About the walk:
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.
Walk leaders, medicinal plant specialist Keith Shawe and local ecologist Mary Breeds 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 bodies individuals.
About the guides:
Keith – 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.
Mary – Mary Breeds is an experienced ecologist and life-long naturalist with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in conservation in North Devon. Mary wrote the definitive flower ID guide for the Braunton Burrows.
Where to meet:
Please meet at Sandy Lane car park for a 3pm start. Parking £2.50