Nottinghamshire, Thoresby, Foraging Course
About this course
The picturesque Thorseby Park offers a tranquil and diverse setting to discover wild food. The estate include woodland, parkland, meadows and riversides to learn about the edible plants and mushrooms growing all around us in the UK.
This foraging course walk is easy to reach from Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark, Sheffield, Doncaster, Lincoln, Leicester, Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Grantham, and Derby.
In this historic park, you'll discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look. When we meet up, we will go through the basics of foraging before heading out to discover the edibles in the area.
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
"Thank you for a really enjoyable and informative course. My daughter and I both left feeling we had learned so much"
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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Wednesday 2 June 2021 - Book here
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Wednesday 13 October 2021 - Book here
Saturday 23 October 2021 - Book here
Spring 2022 dates added from October onwards
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, mostly grassland, riverside 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
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