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
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.
Buy gift vouchers - here
12pm Sunday 16 August - Book here
11am Saturday 12 September - Book here
12pm Wednesday 7 October - Book here
Cost and duration
£40 per person (inc fees) - 3.5hours
Boundary, Derbyshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, mostly grassland and woodland
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 parking
Horses are grazed and stabled at this venue
Terms and conditions
Please read our terms and conditions here