Derbyshire Foraging Course

About this course 
 

Held on privately owned pasture and woodland near to Boundary in Derbyshire, close to the Leicestershire border. This foraging course takes in grassland, hedgerow and woodland.

 

It offers a range of habitats to learn about wild edibles growing all around us in the UK. And, as a new venue for 2020, there is plenty to discover

 

This foraging course walk is easy to reach from Derby, Leicester, Hinckley, Swadlincote, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Burton-upon-Trent, Nottingham, Tamworth, and Lichfield. 

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/s 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.

Date

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Wednesday 7 October - Full! Join waitlist

Friday 2 April 2021 - Book here

Sunday 2 May 2021 - Book here

Monday 31 May 2021 - Book here

Wednesday 23 June 2021 - Book here

Cost and duration

£50 per person (inc fees) - 3.5hours

Location

Boundary, Derbyshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, mostly grassland and woodland

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 parking

Other information

Horses are grazed and stabled at this venue

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here