An immersive camp for wild cooking fanatics with a whole host of experts including River Cottage’s Gill Meller and world-renowned foraging guru Roger Phillips.
Friday 26 June 2020 - four nights
Foraging / Fermentation / Curing / Smoking / Hiking + Hill Walking / Local Gin Tasting / River Swimming / Herbal Medicine / Feasts / Yoga / Sustainable Eating / Campfire Singalongs / Cooking over Fire... and much more
Glen Dye is a private estate of around 30,000 acres and our cabins and cottages sit slap bang at its centre, surrounded by wilderness forest and moorland on the banks of the River Dye. The location is fabled; watched over by the massive granite tor of Clochnaben and at the northern end of the Cairn o Mount mountain pass. This is where the Howe of the Mearns finally gives in to the Highland boundary fault; wild, beautiful and very, very quiet.
The food at Camp Glen Dye is an event in itself. We take campfire cooking to a whole new level, using the world-famous produce available on our doorstep to create unforgettable wild feasts. Our chefs and cooks do spectacular things over fire - from pop-up supper clubs with the legendary Free Company to wood-fired pizzas with foraged toppings. Food is a main stage headliner at Glen Dye!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your Camp Glen Dye ticket.
We have three perfect holiday cottages each with outdoor, woodfired hot tubs and one with its own private cabin. We have also converted the old estate sawmill into a private outdoors paradise; here you’ll find a 1955 Airstream with a giant bed, a fully restored foresters’ kitchen and sitting room, a spectacular outdoor shower and a woodfired hot tub. These cabins and cottages combine jaw dropping wild locations with perfect comfort and style.
We provide the setting, the activities and the food, but it’s the people who really make Camp Glen Dye. Is there anything better than sitting around a campfire with like-minded folk, putting the world to rights with a wee dram in hand? Great company is what you bring and you bring it in spades; we’re blessed to have a truly wonderful bunch of folk join us each time. With only 30 places on every camp, our focus is on intimate experiences and meaningful connections.
Gill is Group Head Chef at River Cottage HQ and has worked closely with the team there for the past 10 years. He creates the ever-changing menu and teaches at the River Cottage cookery school. He regularly appears on the television series cooking alongside Hugh and has written a number of books including the acclaimed bestseller ‘Time and Gather’.
Roger is a mushroom maestro and one of the most respected foragers in Great Britain. In 1975 his began his life’s major work, photographing an encyclopaedic collection of world plants and he has since written 20 additional volumes with combined sales of 4.5 million copies worldwide.
The Free Company
The Free Company host massively popular seasonal dinners on their farm near Edinburgh. Sold out months in advance, they showcase some of Scotland’s finest produce (local and their own), spectacularly cooked over open fires.
Terrill Dobson is a trained herbalist, with a renowned herb garden in Angus where she has over 150 herbs all labelled with their herbal and medicinal action. She is a keen fermenter and is also the national organiser of Scotland’s Garden Scheme.
Dearbhla is an expert in the art of fermented and cultured foods and is at the forefront of its current revival. She lives in Northern Ireland, where she teaches the art of fermentation in collaboration with various food organizations including Michelin-starred Belfast restaurant OX.
Anja & Jan Jacob Baak
Anja and Jan Jacob Baak are the force behind Great Glen Charcuterie, making charcuterie using only Scottish wild venison.
Xanthe is a chef, host and sustainable food expert. A recent graduate of the legendary Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, she is passionate about sustainability and seasonality.
Charlie & Caroline Gladstone
The Gladstones are founders of Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages, co-founders of The Good Life Experience festival, founded vintage homewares brand Pedlars, are owners of the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop and The Glynne Arms and are co-authors of The Pedlars Guide to The Great Outdoors. They are also farmers.
They have six children and six dogs and divide their time between the highlands of Scotland, London and Hawarden, where Charlie grew up.
Use the code 50DEPOSIT at checkout to pay 50% now and we will invoice you for the remaining balance 6 week prior the event.