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

  • 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

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

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.


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Cost and duration

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


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


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 are not allowed to be brought along on this course


Car park with small charge

Terms and conditions

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