Peterborough Foraging Course

About this course 

Sacrewell Heritage Farm and Country Centre, near Peterborough, is part of the William Scott Abbott Trust. It aims to keep rural and farming skills alive, and supports rare breeds. With its varied habitats, surrounded by organic farmland, it gives plenty of opportunity to explore the edible plants and fungi of the UK. This foraging course is easy to get to from Huntingdon, Grantham, Peterborough, Kettering, Corby, Northampton, Bedford, Stamford, Oakham, and Cambridge.


At Sacrewell Farm, 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 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

"Interesting, informative and fun. I was scared of foraging before, but now I feel confident enough to make a start. I highly recommend!"


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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Dates for 2021 TBC - more nearby venues here

Cost and duration

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


Sacrewell Heritage Farm, Peterborough - exact meeting point emailed two days before course. Please be aware farm animals are stabled and grazed at this venue


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 small charge

Terms and conditions

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