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Northampton foraging course strip

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

  • recipe ideas

  • wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial

  • digital information sheet after the course

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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.


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No future courses planned for this venue

Cost and duration

£60 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

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


Free car park, no public transport links

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here

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