The Slopes are a great place to forage for food right now, such as brambles laden with juicy blackberries. Damson plums require a little more searching for, with trees tucked away on the Bommie, but the fruit will be ripening and start to be ready at the end of August.
Across all the sites are Elder trees laden with elderberries, these always need cooking but can be enjoyed in a number of ways such as in crumbles, jams or cordial. Sloes are also appearing on Hawthorn. And of course there are always plenty of nettles to make nettle soup!
As always, avoid picking low hanging fruit when dogs may have toileted and make sure you know what you’re picking.
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