Buckinghamshire Foraging Course

Foraging Course Buckinghamshire

Friday 3 April 2020 - 8 spaces left 

Saturday 2 May 2020 - 15 spaces left

Sunday 7 June 2020 - 11 spaces left

Gift vouchers available here

Late Summer and Autumn dates published in spring 2020

Other nearby courses in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Cost: £40 per person

Duration: 3.5 hours

Start time: 12pm

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:

  • 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.

A donation is given to the Woodland Trust for each course run by The Foraging Course Company at Penn Wood

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