Bedfordshire Foraging Course

Foraging Course Bedfordshire

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Late Summer and Autumn dates published in spring 2020

Cost: £40 per person

Duration: 3.5 hours

Start time: 12pm

Other nearby courses in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire

The historic Capability Brown designed Ampthill Great Park in Bedfordshire offers a range of habitats to learn how to forage for edible plants and mushrooms growing commonly in the UK. 


This foraging course is easy to reach from Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Cambridge and Dunstable.

At this intriguing venue, where Katherine of Aragon was once held under house arrest, you will discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, and hints on where to look.

When we meet up, we will go through laws and safety points of foraging before heading out to discover the wild food in the area.

"Educational, good-humoured and in a beautiful  setting. Well organised (with samples!) it was so enjoyable I have already booked to go back again later in the year. I can heartily recommend it"


​The course includes:

  • an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice

  • exploration of the venue

  • introduction to a number of edible species 

  • instruction on how to tell edible species apart from poisonous lookalikes

  • tips on harvesting

  • information on where to find these species again

  • recipe ideas

  • wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, vinegar, cordial 

  • digital information sheet sent after the course

Any samples given are 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative.


The exact meeting location and park access details will given two days before the course date.


Participants must be aged 18 or over - sorry, no children under 18 or babes in arms on this course.


Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.

We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date. As a rough guide, Springtime and summer courses should be predominantly plant focused, with mushrooms sometimes found; Summer courses should also have fruits and flowers to learn about, and Autumn courses should be mostly mushroom-focused with a small amount of plants available