22nd Sept 2011 6pm – Bedford Park Sloe Gin Walk


With the Wales Alternative Food Festival kicking off for two days on Friday 30th September and the Bridgend Love2Walk Festival starting on Saturday 1st October, we thought we’d do something in the lead up to combine the two themes. So here’s a food related walk that you may be interested in later this week.

This Thursday (22nd September 2011), from Bedford Park near Bridgend at 6pm, one of our colleagues Robert Jones (not the former Wales and British Lion scrum half!) will be leading a stroll through the park showing us some of the food on offer in our own natural environment. We’ll be looking for sloes in particular and at the end of the walk about 7.30pm, Rob will be showing us how to make sloe gin, all in good time for Christmas.
We will be meeting at the Bedford Park car park and mainly walking on surfaced paths, but please wear stout footwear and bring a waterproof, just in case!
Any queries at all, please ring Rob on 01656 643160 or email him at robert.jones@bridgend.gov.uk. See you there.
Some recipies for Sloe Gin and other wild foods can be found at the following links  http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/ancient/wild-food-guide.php    http://www.sloe.biz/      http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/sloegin_7722 

Please remember there are old wild flood pickers and bold wild food pickers but no old and bold wild food pickers.   If you have any doubts whatsoever about your identification of a wild plant or mushroom, don’t eat it!


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1 Response to 22nd Sept 2011 6pm – Bedford Park Sloe Gin Walk

  1. Leigh says:

    Thanks for a great walk again Rob. Learnt a bit more about the wild plants in the area and Bedford Park is looking lovely. Sat down nioe with a glass of last year’s vintage, planning on making sloe vodka this time thanks to Jo’s recipe. Cheers!

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