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

  • recipe ideas

  • wild food sample such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial

  • digital information sheet after the course

  • field guide to keep

Other nearby courses at Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, or Northamptonshire

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

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10am Sunday 20 September - Full! Join waitlist

10am Friday 23 October - 2 spaces left

10am Wednesday 4 November - Full! Join waitlist

Cost and duration

£80 per person (inc fees) - 10am - 4pm

Location

Penn Wood, Buckinghamshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Mostly woodland paths

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 park 

Terms and conditions

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