Nottingham Foraging Course

About this 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:
 

  • 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

  • recipe ideas

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

  • digital information sheet after the course

Other nearby courses at Derbyshireor Thoresby, Nottinghamshire

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.

Date

Gift voucher - Book here

Friday 1 May - 0 spaces

Monday 4 May - 0 spaces

Saturday 8 August - Book here

Monday 31 August - Book here

Sunday 13 September - Book here
 

Cost and duration

£40 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm

Location

Wollaton Park, Nottinghamshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, with some hilly areas, 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

Dogs are not allowed to be brought along on this course

Parking

Car park with charge

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here