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Norfolk, Hunstanton Park, Foraging Course

About this course 

The privately owned Hunstanton Park, is famed for its association with author P G Wodehouse, the creator of the much-loved Jeeves and Wooster characters. Within the estate is woodland, waterways, pasture, an ancient walled garden and beaches, in which a range of species to discover can be found. 

The estate is located in and around the coastal town of Hunstanton and offers a wonderful place to learn about edible plants and mushrooms growing in the UK.


Please note that courses specified as coastal are focussed on coastal plants (no seaweeds present). All other courses are held in parkland, grassland or woodland and not coastal specific.

This foraging course walk is easy to reach from Norwich, Fakenham, Sandringham, King's Lynn, Cromer, Swaffham, Thetford and Great Yarmouth.

At Hunstanton Park, 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

  • 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

Alexanders on a foraging course in Hunstanton, Norfolk

Other nearby courses at Cambridgeshire; Norfolk, Holt, or Norfolk, Holkham

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 at other venues should be more mushroom-focused than spring or summer courses but this is dependant on weather conditions preceding the course. This venue's autumn courses are coastal-plant focussed.


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Saturday 25 May 2024 - Book here

Saturday 22 June 2024 (Coastal plants) - Book here

More dates added in 2024 (coastal courses held in summer only)

Cost and duration

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


Hunstanton Estate, Norfolk - exact meeting point emailed two days before course


Parkland, meadows and woodland paths. Coastal specific courses include sand dunes, mudflats and beach

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

Please read our terms and conditions here

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