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 parkland is woodland, waterways, pasture, and even ancient walled gardens, in which a range of species to discover can be found.
The parkland is located on outskirts of the coastal town of Hunstanton and offers a wonderful place to learn about edible plants and mushrooms growing 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 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
wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial
digital information sheet after the course
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
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
Free car parking
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