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Coventry, Warwickshire, Foraging Course

About this course 

Explore woodland on the outskirts of Coventry and discover some of the edible plants and mushrooms growing in the UK.

Access to this venue is by kind permission of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. It includes a broadleaf woodland, and a wide range of species. On this walk, you'll discover how to identify some commonly growing wild foods to forage for, and information on where to find them again.

This course is within easy access of Coventry, Rugby, Birmingham, Hinckley, Leicester, Daventry, Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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

  • advice on sustainable and mindful practice

  • 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

Warwickshire, Coventry, Foraging Course

This is an educational course, there is no harvesting during the course. Samples are picked for identification purposes only.


We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date - this is the nature of foraging. As a rough guide, springtime and summer courses should be predominantly plant focused, with mushrooms sometimes found. Summer courses may also have fruits and flowers to learn about, with some mushrooms. Autumn courses should be more mushroom-focused than spring or summer courses but this is dependant on weather conditions preceding the course. 


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Finished for 2023 - Autumn only venue

Nearby spring courses at Coventry; Gloucestershire; Staffordshire; Solihull, West Midlands, or Worcestershire

Cost and duration

£50 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 4pm


Woodland in South Coventry, Warwickshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course


Mostly woodland paths and off-track, many of the areas off-track can be very uneven. Around 10 minutes brisk walking at start and end of course

Age limit

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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