Bedfordshire Foraging Course

About this course 
 

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.

 

The course includes:
 

  • an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice

  • 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, ferments, vinegar or cordial

  • digital information sheet after the course

 

"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"

Jan

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

Date

Gift voucher - Book here

Saturday 25 April - 0 spaces

Friday 29 May - 0 spaces

Sunday 21 June - 0 spaces

Friday 7 August - Book here

Wednesday 19 August - Book here

Friday 25 September - Book here

Sunday 25 October - Book here

Cost and duration

£40 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm

Location

Ampthill Great Park, Bedfordshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, including hills, mostly grassland and woodland

Age limit

Participants must be aged 18 years or older - no children under 18 or babes in arms allowed on this course

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed to be brought along on this course

Parking

Free car parks and street side parking

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here