Norfolk, Holkham, Foraging Course

Foraging Course Walk Holkham, Norfolk

Wednesday 22 April 2020 - 15 spaces left

Saturday 13 June 2020 - 13 spaces left

Gift vouchers available

Late Summer and Autumn dates published in spring 2020

Cost: £40 per person
Duration: 3.5 hours
Start time: 12pm
Other nearby courses in Holt, Norfolk, and Cambridgeshire 

 

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:

  • an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice

  • exploration of the venue

  • 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, vinegar, cordial 

  • digital information sheet sent after the course
     

Any samples given are 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative.

The exact meeting location and park access details will given two days before the course date.

 

Participants must be aged 18 or over - sorry, no children under 18 or babes in arms on this course.

 

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.

We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date. As a rough guide, Springtime and summer courses should be predominantly plant focused, with mushrooms sometimes found; Summer courses should also have fruits and flowers to learn about, and Autumn courses should be mostly mushroom-focused with a small amount of plants available