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Norfolk, Hunstanton, 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.

 

Summer courses here are focussed on coastal plants (no seaweeds present). 

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

  • 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

Alexanders on a foraging course in Hunstanton, Norfolk

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

We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date. 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 are should be more mushroom-focused than spring or summer courses.

We do not harvest on our courses, which are run as educational sessions. Picking is only done for identification purposes only.

Date

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Saturday 23 April 2022 - Book here

Sunday 22 May 2022 - Book here

Friday 24 June 22 (Coastal plants) - Book here

Autumn dates added from May onwards

Cost and duration

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

Location

Hunstanton Estate, 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