Northampton Foraging Course
About this course
The privately owned Holdenby House is surrounded by woodlands, gardens, pasture and beautiful rolling countryside.
With such a range of habitats, this is a wonderful place to learn about edible plants and mushrooms that can be found in the UK.
Located in rural Northamptonshire, to the north west of Northampton, this foraging course is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike, and easy to reach from Kettering, Daventry, Banbury, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Bletchley, Banbury, Brackley, Coventry, Huntingdon and Buckingham.
On this foraging course, you will discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look.
The course includes (subject to Covid restrictions):
an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice
exploration of the venue
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
Please note, we do not harvest species to take away from the venue on our courses.
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.
Finished for 2021
Friday 25 March 2022 - Book here
Friday 1 July 2022 - Book here
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Holdenby House, Northampton - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, 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 park, no public transport links
Terms and conditions
Please read our terms and conditions here