Sunday 4 August, 1pm

A blackberrying expedition in the northern reaches of our shire led by Lady Cecily.

The exact location for the rendezvous will be announced only on the day before (once the best spot for an abundance of ripe fruit has been scouted) so sign up here for notice. We will most likely meet at either Arnos Grove tube station (on the Piccadilly Line) or Totteridge and Whetstone tube station (on the Northern Line). We will meet at 1pm.

Between one and two hours of walking and picking is planned on wide easy footpaths. After picking fruit we will head for a nearby pub for a chat about foraging – both in medieval times and doing it safely and legally in the modern world – and general socialising.

This activity is NOT in garb. Long sleeves and full-length trousers are recommended for dealing with prickly brambles – and indeed fencing gloves or armoured gauntlets might be worth bringing for reaching less accessible fruit!

Do bring a container for blackberries. A rigid plastic box inside a carrier bag is ideal.

The event is free (other than whatever drinks/snacks you buy at the pub).