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.
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
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 course
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.
Buy gift vouchers - here
Sunday 14 August 22 (Coastal plants) - Book here
Friday 16 September 22 (Coastal plants) - Book here
Spring dates added from October onwards
Cost and duration
£60 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Hunstanton Estate, 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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