Derbyshire Foraging Course

Foraging Course Walk Derbyshire

Wednesday 17 June 2020 - 15 spaces left!
Cost: £40 per person
Duration: 3.5 hours
Start time: 12pm

Courses nearby at Nottingham, Thoresby, NottinghamshireWarwickshire, and Staffordshire


Held on privately owned farmland near to Boundary in Derbyshire, close to the Leicestershire border, this foraging course takes place of grassland, hedgerow and woodland. It offers a range of habitats to learn about wild edibles growing all around us in the UK. This foraging course walk is easy to reach from Derby, Leicester, Hinckley, Swadlincote, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Burton-upon-Trent, Nottingham, Tamworth, and Lichfield. 


On this course, you will discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look.


​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.

Please note, this course runs across land where horses are grazed and stabled.


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.

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. Late summer and Autumn dates published from late April 2020