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

  • recipe ideas

  • wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial

  • digital information sheet after the course

Other nearby courses at Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshireor Northamptonshire

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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Bank hol Monday 5 April 2021 - Book here

Bank hol Monday 3 May 2021 - Book here

Friday 21 May 2021 - Book here

Courses are run here during the spring months only

Cost and duration

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

Location

Private land near Puttenham, Tring - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Flat​ pastureland, roadside and canalside. Please be aware that livestock, foul and poultry are grazed on this land

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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