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Hampshire Foraging Course

About this course 

New for 2022: We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number foraging courses at Hampshire's privately owned The Holt Estate.

Farmed by the same family for three generations, this beautiful and peaceful venue is located on the Winchester Downs within the South Downs National Park.


Managed for biodiversity, The Holt Estate includes pasture, woodland and wildflower areas to explore and learn about wild edibles. 


This Hampshire foraging course walk venue is easy to get to from Winchester, Newbury, Southampton, Eastleigh, Petersfield, Basingstoke, Portsmouth and Andover. 

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

  • explaining sustainable and mindful practice

  • introduction to a number of edible species 

  • instruction on how to tell edible species apart from poisonous lookalikes

  • 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


Please note this venue/county was used for trial events in 2022. No future events are planned for this venue.

Cost and duration

£60 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm


The Holt Estate, Southampton, Hampshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course


Varying terrain, with some hilly areas, mostly grassland, pasture 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 are not allowed to be brought along on this course


Free car parking

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here

Foraging course Hampshire

Other courses nearby at Buckinghamshire

Please note, we do not harvest species to take away from site. Courses are focussed on education and entertainment.


We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date - this is the nature of foraging. As a rough guide, 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 but this is dependant on weather conditions preceding the course. 

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