Northampton foraging course strip

Northampton Foraging Course

About this course 

Northampton's 900-year-old Delapré Abbey, with its own walled gardens, formal plantings and arboretum, stands in 500 acres of parkland. This diverse location also offers woodland and a large lake.


With such a range of foraging habitats, this is a wonderful place to learn about edible plants and mushrooms that can be found in the UK.

And, as an added bonus, participants on this course will have access to the Abbey itself (subject to Covid-restrictions and opening).


Located on the southern edge 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

  • 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

Northmapton foraging course at Delapre Abbey


Finished for 2021

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Spring 2022 dates added from October onwards

Cost and duration

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


Delapré Abbey, 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 

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here

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.