Buckinghamshire Foraging Course
About this course
The beautiful and historic Penn Wood is owned by the Woodland Trust, which has kindly given permission to The Foraging Course Company to run courses here. The wood includes a mixtures of deciduous and coniferous trees, and has lots of interesting features to discover.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this course is within easy reach of Amersham, High Wycombe, Chesham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Maidenhead, Berkhamstead, Hemel Hempstead and North West London.
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 (subject to Covid restrictions):
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
wild food sample such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial
digital information sheet after the course
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.
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Saturday 1 May 2021 - Full! Join waitlist
Saturday 19 June 2021 - Full! Join waitlist
Sunday 8 August 2021 - Book here
Wednesday 18 August 2021 - Book here
Friday 3 September 2021 - Book here
Saturday 2 October 2021 - Book here
Sunday 7 November 2021 - Book here
Spring 2022 dates added from October onwards
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc fees) 12pm - 3.30pm
Penn Wood, Buckinghamshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Mostly woodland paths. Can be very uneven in many places and lots of low branches to negotiate
Participants must be aged 18 years or older - no children under 18 or babes in arms allowed on this course
Dogs are not allowed to be brought along on this course
Free car park
Terms and conditions
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