Norfolk, Holt, Foraging Course

About this foraging course 
 

Holt Country Park is located in North Norfolk in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to a number of species within its mixed native deciduous and Scots Pine woodland. This rich habitat offer a fabulous place to learn about edible plants and fungi growing all around us 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 Holt Park, which holds a Green Flag Award, 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

  • guideance on sustainable and mindful practice

  • introduction to a number of edible species 

  • instruction on how to tell edible species apart from poisonous lookalikes

  • 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 cours

"Myself and my son had the great pleasure of being in the group led by Kerry. Her enthusiasm and passion were infectious and inspiring. She was so knowledgeable and shared this in an understandable and enjoyable experiential way. Her Elderflower cordial and Rowan jelly were also a welcome treat! Would definitely recommend"

Laura

Holt_edited.jpg

Other nearby courses at Cambridgeshire; Norfolk, Holkhamor Norfolk, Hunstanton

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. 

Date

Buy gift vouchers - here

Sunday 18 September 2022 - Book here

Friday 21 October 2022 - Book here

Friday 4 November 2022 - Book here

Sunday 6 November 2022 - Book here

Spring dates added from October onwards

Cost and duration

£50 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm 

Location

Holt Country Park, Norfolk - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, with some hilly areas, mostly grassland and woodland

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

Car park with small charge

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here