Nottingham Foraging Course
About this foraging course
Situated on outskirts of the city of Nottingham, Wollaton Park is a 500-acre paradise of woodland, parkland, grassland and wetland habitats. At its heart is the dramatic Elizabethan Wollaton Hall, now a Natural History Museum, and it is home to herds of free roaming Fallow and Red Deer.
The park offers an excellent environment to discover and learn bout the wild edible plants and mushrooms growing in the UK.
This foraging course is easy to reach from Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark, Sheffield, Doncaster, Lincoln, Leicester, Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Grantham, and Derby.
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
"A great afternoon spent on the Nottingham Foraging Course. Made most enjoyable by Kerry’s personalised story telling, knowledge and enthusiasm for foraging. I know my trees but came away knowing more than just how edible they are"
We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date. 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 are should be more mushroom-focused than spring or summer courses.
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Sunday 22 August 2021 - Book here
Saturday 25 September 2021 - Book here!
Wednesday 6 October 2021 - Book here
Friday 22 October 2021 - Book here!
Spring 2022 dates added from October onwards
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Wollaton Park, Nottinghamshire - 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 charge
Terms and conditions
Please read our terms and conditions here