Visitors to St Michael's Mount will have the rare chance to forage on the island this summer with a Wild Woodland Walk in the northern woods.

Wild food expert Emma Gunn and one of the mount's gardening team will be showing guests what food they can forage in the wild, and giving them the opportunity to discover sorrel, sow thistle, bramble shoots, crocosmia, nettles, scurvy grass, silverweed, navelwort, dandelions, plantain and many more.

The walk will start on Marazion beach, below the Godolphin Arms, at the edge of the causeway leading to the island.

Emma will start the walk discussing sustainable foraging practice and will identify the multitude of seaweeds that grow adjacent to the causeway.

Upon arrival at the island, the group will be led to the northern woods, an area that is not usually accessible to the public. This is a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful terrain of the woodland on the northern side of St Michael’s Mount which has stunning views across to the Marazion marshes, Penzance and Trencrom Hill. With carpets of bluebells in spring, blackberries in late summer, and wild berries in winter, the northern woods is nurtured but not landscaped, so there is a real sense of exploring a natural habitat.

Following the walk Emma will provide delicious foraged nibbles to be enjoyed as you sit and relax, taking in the stunning view looking across Mount’s Bay.

St Michael's Mount will be holding Wild Woodland Walks on Sunday, July 3 and Sunday, August 20, from 11am to 1pm, with a maximum of 20 people per walk.

Walks must be booked by calling 01736 710507, tickets cost £20 per person including access to the castle following the walk.

St Michael’s Mount castle, shops and restaurants are open daily - except Saturdays - until October 27, while the sub tropical gardens are open at restricted times until September 29.