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Leamington Strip

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

  • recipe ideas

  • 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"


Tawny Grisette


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Finished for 2023 - Autumn only venue

Nearby spring courses at Coventry; Gloucestershire; Staffordshire; Solihull, West Midlands, or Worcestershire

Cost and duration

£50 per person (inc 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

Age limit

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. 

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