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Nottinghamshire, Thoresby, Foraging Course

Courses no longer held at this venue. 

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The picturesque Thorseby Park offers a tranquil and diverse setting to discover wild food. The estate includes woodland, parkland, meadows and riversides to learn about the edible plants and mushrooms growing 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 area, 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

  • 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

"Thank you for a really enjoyable and informative course. My daughter and I both left feeling we had learned so much"


Thoresby Park


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Cost and duration

£60 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm


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


Varying terrain, mostly grassland, riverside 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


Car park with charge

Terms and conditions

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Other nearby courses at Nottingham and Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Please note, we do not harvest species to take away on our courses.


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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