Tissington Hall

Derbyshire, Ashbourne, Foraging Course

About this course 
 

The stunning Tissington Estate is situated a few miles outside Ashbourne in The Peak District. Its tranquil surroundings offer a wonderful environment in which to learn about wild edible plants and mushrooms.

Blessed with an abundance of natural springs, its waters were believed to be the reason why the village escaped the plague in the later half of the 1600s. 

 

With various route options available, the route of the walk could take in meadows, streams and woodland trails, or part of Tissington Hall's private gardens and woodland.

 

This foraging course walk is easy to reach of Derby, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Stoke-on-Trent, Stockport, Macclesfield and Great Manchester. 

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
     

Derbyshire Ashbourne Foraging Course Walk

Date

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Friday 1 April 2022 - Book here (2 spaces left)

Sunday 1 May 2022 - Book here (3 spaces left)

Sunday 5 June 2022 - Book here

Autumn dates published from May onwards

Cost and duration

£50 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm

Location

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

Terrain

Varying terrain, hilly in places, 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

Car park with small charge - limited bus service (Monday to Saturday only)

Other information

Grazing animals may be present in some of the pastures the course runs through. The Tissington Estate offers accommodation, tours and a tea rooms. 

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here

Other nearby courses at Derbyshire, Boundary; Staffordshire or Warwickshire

We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date. 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.