Seaweed Foraging Courses

While seaweeds have been eaten in some parts of Britain for a very long time, for most people, however, seaweed is a part of Oriental cuisine such as the wrapping for sushi. Seaweed has become very popular over the last year or two with some types of British seaweed and seaweed products being sold in leading supermarkets. Being rich in iodine and other minerals they are also viewed as being a very healthy thing to eat. Seaweeds are extremely versatile and can be used in every course of a meal including desserts and cakes. Of the 600 or so species in British waters about a dozen or so are eaten. The challenge is appropriate treatment in the kitchen for each species.

Join us for a day of seaweed near Weymouth - "Seaweed and Eat It!". We will forage for a range of seaweeds and then cook and eat a three-course meal with seaweed in every course. You will learn about the different types to harvest and how to use them in the kitchen as well as covering the law and sustainable practices.

Take a look

See a blog post on one of our Seaweed and Eat It! foraging courses.


Places on this course are £60 per person.


The maximum number of participants on this course is 12.


The times of this course will vary with the tides.

Dates / locations

28-May-17Near Weymouth, DorsetCourse Complete
23-July-17Near Weymouth, DorsetFully Booked

As the above date is full, we may run another if there is sufficient interest. Please get in touch with the number of people who might attend with you.

Bespoke option

The seaweed foraging course is available as a bespoke foraging course for your family or other group; read more here.


Gathering Seaweed on one of our courses.
Gathering Seaweed on one of our courses.
Sea Spaghetti in Tomato sauce
Sea Spaghetti in Tomato sauce
Gutweed or Sea Grass - a very common but useful seaweed.
Gutweed or Sea Grass - a very common but useful seaweed.


… very informative and fun …

Thank you for a very informative and fun morning last Sunday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the food you gave us was delicious and inspiring.

Kristina, Somerset

… enjoyed every minute …

Thanks James for the seaweed foraging experience today, enjoyed every minute, great place on a sunny day with a great group of people, some serious seaweed airing going down tomorrow, in fact bit of a seaweed fest tomorrow, going for the sea lettuce, peppery dulse with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for a decadent brekkie, crispy seaweed for lunch some seaweed crisps to snack on in between and you must give me that miso soup recipe we tried today, thanks again!

Mark, Dorset

… brilliant afternoon … and learnt so much

We all had a brilliant afternoon with you and learnt so much. Thank you so much! How lucky we were with the weather too. On Sunday we made sea beet soup for lunch and played around making seaweed crisps too – great fun! I really love the sea beet and hope to find some more of it.

Many thanks again for a great afternoon. Wishing you every continued success with your business.

Alice, Sussex

Lovely day…delicious meal…fascinating

Lovely day on the Dorset Coast, followed by delicious meal. Fascinating that you can eat so much seaweed.

Alex, Surrey

Very enjoyable… strongly recommend

Very enjoyable day, I would strongly recommend to anyone. Who would have thought seaweed was so versatile!

Ross, Surrey

Excellent day.

Excellent day, well worked through. Enjoyed the food preparation and eating too.

Rose, Dorset

Great day.

A great day which combined the foraging for seaweed and cooking of it very well.

John, Devon

Excellent, informative, fun..

Excellent, informative, fun day out!

Ian, Surrey

I am now confident

A lovely day out and I am now confident about harvesting seaweed and using it.

John, Hampshire

Fabulous day, very informative…

Fabulous day, very informative. The information we were given we will be able to take away and use and the fact we cooked a meal at the end reinforced the use of the seaweeds in everyday cooking.

Sue, Hampshire