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
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"
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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Saturday 21 May 2022 - Full! Join waiting list
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Sunday 6 November 2022 - Book here
Spring dates added from October onwards
Cost and duration
£60 per person (inc VAT and 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
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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