Norfolk, Holkham, Foraging Course
About this course
The magnificent Holkham Hall, the home of the Earl and Countess of Leicester, sits at the heart of a 25,000 acre estate in North Norfolk that includes parkland, agricultural land, a nature reserve, a holiday park and much more. The rolling parkland includes ancient woodland pasture, waterways, and meadow, in which a variety of species can be found.
For those wishing to spend the day at the Hall, or even a few days, there is plenty on offer including access to Hall, a cafe, play area, rope climbing adventure, and much more.
This expansive estate offers an exceptional place to learn about edible plants and mushrooms growing in the UK. This foraging course walk is easy to reach from Norwich, Fakenham, Sandringham, King's Lynn, Cromer, Swaffham, Thetford and Great Yarmouth.
At Holkham, 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 (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
wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial
digital information sheet after the course
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.
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Friday 6 November - Full! Join waitlist
Sunday 18 April 2021 - Book here
Sunday 6 June 2021 - Book here
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Holkham Estate, Norfolk - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, with some hilly areas, mostly grassland and woodland
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
Car park with small charge
Terms and conditions
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