Hertfordshire Foraging Course
About this course
Held at a private location near Puttenham, just outside of Tring, this foraging course runs across farmland and canalside in Hertfordshire. It offers great habitats to learn about wild edibles growing all around us in the UK in springtime.
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
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
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Spring 2022 courses TBC
A small number of courses are run here during the spring months only
Other nearby courses at Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, or Northamptonshire
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Private land near Puttenham, Tring - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Flat pastureland, roadside and canalside. Please be aware that livestock, foul and poultry are grazed on this land
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
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.