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

  • 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"


Other nearby courses at Derbyshireor Nottingham, 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.


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Late summer and autumn dates added from May 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

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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