Hertfordshire Foraging Course
About this course
Held by kind permission of The Woodland Trust at Tring Park, an important nature reserve including woodland and grassland.
This foraging course walk is easy to reach from Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Oxford, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Amersham, Chesham and Leighton Buzzard.
On this walk, you will discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look.
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:
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
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
This is an educational course, there is no harvesting during the course. Samples are picked for identification purposes only.
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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Finished for 2023
Spring dates listed from December at the earliest
Cost and duration
£60 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Tring Park, Tring - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Grass and woodland tracks, very hilly in places
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
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