Nottinghamshire Foraging Course

Foraging Course Walk Nottinghamshire

Saturday 11 April 2020 - Full! Join waitlist

Friday 22 May 2020 - 2 spaces left!

Sunday 14 June 2020 - 9 spaces left!

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Late Summer and Autumn dates published in spring 2020

Cost: £40 per person

Duration: 3.5 hours

Start time: 12pm

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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.

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

Jan

​The course includes:

  • 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, vinegar, cordial 

  • digital information sheet sent after the course
     

Any samples given are 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative.

 

The exact meeting location and park access details will given two days before the course date.

 

Participants must be aged 18 or over - sorry, no children under 18 or babes in arms on this course.

 

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.

We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date. As a rough guide, Springtime and summer courses should be predominantly plant focused, with mushrooms sometimes found; Summer courses should also have fruits and flowers to learn about, and Autumn courses should be mostly mushroom-focused with a small amount of plants available