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Beautiful Herb Walk near Bakewell

Great Longstone, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Anna

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We meet outside the friendly local Pub, the White Lion, where we choose our route together to cater for the needs of our group. We will set off into the beautiful countryside around Great Longstone, taking time to notice & talk about the plants we meet along the way, their gifts, their stories. We will gather some wild herbs to make a cup of Herbal Tea en route. After a beautiful walk, full of facts & entertaining anecdotes, you will return to the historic village of Great Longstone seeing the plant world in a whole new light!
If you can’t find the date or time you want to book this beautiful Herb Walk for, please contact me with your request, I will try to arrange it for you!
Please bring a waterproof jacket in case it rains!, wear appropriate clothing, footwear & face masks if needed. Please bring adequate sun protection and drinking water if it looks to be hot!
COVID UPDATE: If you would like to make a wild herb tea, please bring your own flask of boiling water. Due to COVID safety precautions, I will no longer provide refreshments until further notice. Guests are required to keep 2 meters apart from anyone who is not “in their social bubble” until government guidelines change.
Other things to note
This will be a gentle to medium walk depending which route we choose together. Please dress for the changeable Peak District weather. If you have any special requirements or health or mobility concerns, please let me know before the walk. Thank you!
We meet outside the friendly local Pub, the White Lion, where we choose our route together to cater for the needs of our group. We will set off into the beautiful countryside around Great Longstone, taking time to notice & talk about the plants we meet along the way, their gifts, their stories. We will gather some wild herbs to make a cup of Herbal Tea en route. After a beautiful walk, full of facts & entertaining anecdotes, you will return to t…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Freshly gathered Wild Herb Tea: during COVID 19 restrictions, please bring...
From $38
/ person
Thu, Dec 3
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Fri, Dec 4
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Sat, Dec 5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I love to share my passion for plants, a fascination for human-plant interactions through time: in medicine, food, culture, history.....
I have a BSc Honours degree in Herbal Medicine, am a practicing Medical Herbalist & have been leading much loved Herb Walks around the Peak District for nearly 2 years. I also have a degree in Modern Languages & literature, with a special interest in folk tales, many of which interweave with the plant world. I bring Herb Walks to life with folk tales, making their learning & gifts more memorable.
I have lived in the Peak District for over 25 years, working for many years in the great outdoors with animals. My special canine companion Pepper comes with us on our Walks, providing an extra perspective on things. He loves people & children, & is a memorable, characterful & cheerful soul.
I love to share my passion for plants, a fascination for human-plant interactions through time: in medicine, food, culture, history.....
I have a BSc Honours degree in Herbal Medicine, am a practicing Medical Herbalist & have been leading much loved Herb Walks around the Peak District for nearly 2 years. I also have a degree in Modern Languages & literature, with a special interest in folk tales, many of which interweave with the plant world. I bring Herb Walks to life with folk tales, m…
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Where you'll be

Great Longstone has a beautiful church, who’s doors are always open, two great pubs, a farm shop, selling milk & yoghurt fresh from the cow. A walk along footpaths & across fields above the village soon comes to Longstone Edge, commanding spectacular views. Below Great Longstone is easy access to the Monsall trail with a good all weather track along the disused railway.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Katrina
October 2020
Anna has a wealth of knowledge that was very interesting to listen to, and sets a great example of how to respect nature and work with it. The walk was stunning, great forest scenery, I would definitely do it again!
Reto
September 2020
The herb walk was very instructive and Anna has personalised the walk according our knowledge. She showed us some amazing plants and told to every plant a story and for what the plant can be used. She was very communicative and friendly. I could feel that she is living for this and is interested to share her knowledge with others.
The herb walk was very instructive and Anna has personalised the walk according our knowledge. She showed us some amazing plants and told to every plant a story and for what the pl…
June
September 2020
Anna is extremely knowledgeable and will tailor the walk to your interests and this includes the walking route. Anna is a great storyteller imparting lots of interesting facts about herbs, trees and the local landscape. Although advertised as a 2-hour walk it can take a little longer and we spent 2 1/2 hours as there is so much to talk about.
Anna is extremely knowledgeable and will tailor the walk to your interests and this includes the walking route. Anna is a great storyteller imparting lots of interesting facts abou…
Yi-Shan
August 2020
Anna is very knowledgeable, accommodating and is always ready to give information about every question asked. The route was decided to suite everyone's ability and preference. The view was wonderful and breathtaking. I am glad Pepper got to stay with us-- he is a great assistant who puts a smile on everyone's face! The walk certainly encouraged me to appreciate and care for the nature! Thoroughly enjoyed it, highly recommending it!
Anna is very knowledgeable, accommodating and is always ready to give information about every question asked. The route was decided to suite everyone's ability and preference. The…
Lizzie
August 2020
This was a wonderful experience, I didn't want to leave! Anna is so knowledgeable, friendly and interactive that we could have conceivably spent 10 years with her and felt we'd only been 10 minutes. We felt so welcomed, her knowledge and passion is utterly infectious and we have both left with a greater sense of respect for the power of plants. If we are ever in the Peaks again I'm sure we will be back for a different herb walk route for more literary tales and fascinating information about the properties of plants that grow all around us. (Also for more Pepper)
This was a wonderful experience, I didn't want to leave! Anna is so knowledgeable, friendly and interactive that we could have conceivably spent 10 years with her and felt we'd onl…
Lucie
August 2020
The herb walk with Anna was a new experience for my husband and I. We really enjoyed listening to Anna’s knowledge and special stories, and a beautiful walk in the nature with Pepper the dog. We learnt about the different herbs, plants, trees around us and what their health benefits are. Thank you again for the great and peaceful time !
The herb walk with Anna was a new experience for my husband and I. We really enjoyed listening to Anna’s knowledge and special stories, and a beautiful walk in the nature with Pepp…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm waterproof clothing & footwear, sun protection if hot & sunny

Optional camera for plant ID