Gloucestershire Foraging Course

About this course 
 

Cerney House Gardens is one of The Cotswolds' hidden gems. It offers a Victorian walled garden and mature woodland, among its delights.

 

Located at North Cerney, north of Cirencester, the gardens can be explored before or after this foraging course as admission is included. And, the ornamental planting gives an opportunity to discover some edible ornamentals, as well as wild plants and mushrooms. 

This Cotswolds foraging course walk venue is easy to get to from Cirencester, Cheltenham, Swindon, Gloucester, Oxford, and Stow-on-the-Wold, with Bristol under one-hour away. 

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 both felt it was one of the best short courses we have ever been on, in a beautiful and exceptional setting. Thanks so much for devising and delivering the experience"

Kate

Other nearby courses at Birmingham, Warwickshire, or Worcestershire

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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Sunday 21 March 2021 - Only 2 spaces left

Wednesday 5 May 2021 - Only 4 spaces left

Saturday 22 May 2021 - Book here

Friday 11 June 2021 - Book here

Cost and duration

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

Location

Cerney House, Gloucestershire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, with some hilly areas, 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

Terms and conditions

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