Leamington Spa Foraging Course
About this course
Explore woodland on the outskirts of Leamington Spa and discover some of the edible plants and mushrooms growing in the UK.
This venue includes a broadleaf woodland, which is known to be at least 400 years old, and a wide range of species. On this walk, you'll discover how to identify some commonly growing wild foods to forage for, and information on where to find them again.
This course is within easy access of Coventry, Rugby, Birmingham, Hinckley, Leicester, Daventry, Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon.
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
"The course I attended was excellent, and a really delightful way to spend an autumn afternoon. Kerry is a knowledgeable, engaging and well organised instructor, who provided us with a mix of experience, factual information, anecdotes, and traditional lore/stories which could not have been more enjoyable. I hope to attend other courses, and will encourage my friends to come along"
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Finished for 2023 - Autumn only venue
Dates added from May
Cost and duration
£60 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Woodland Near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Mostly woodland paths and off-track, many of the areas off-track can be very uneven
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
Parking and transport
Free car park - no public transport close by
Terms and conditions
Please read our terms and conditions here
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.