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

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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Saturday 3 October - Full! Join waitlist

Wednesday 28 October - Full! join waitlist
 

Cost and duration

£40 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm

Location

Woodland Near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Mostly flat woodland paths

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 park

Terms and conditions

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