I’m quite excited by this year’s late summer/autumn foraging prospects. Apples, elderberries, brambles and haws and hips are in abundance, I even spotted sloes. Last year was such a let down due to the poor weather. Wandering along the Rae and up to Cofton Park, I regularly make a note of where things are growing. I know the best spots for elderberries, haws and hips, and this year I’ve found a small grove of apple trees, although some are out of reach to mere mortals.
Today I collected 2lb of brambles, a couple of handfuls of rowan berries, both destined for jam, and some apples. Rowan berries shouldn’t be collected until the first frost but these are soft.