Staffordshire Foraging Course
Foraging Course Walk Staffordshire
Sunday 29 March 2020 - 11 spaces left!
Friday 24 April 2020 - 13 spaces left!
Saturday 30 May 2020 - 9 spaces left!
Saturday 27 June 2020 - 11 spaces left!
Late Summer and Autumn dates published in spring 2020
Cost: £40 per person
Duration: 3.5 hours
Start time: 12pm
The beautiful 60-acre estate at Buzzard's Valley, located south of Tamworth, Staffordshire, in the Canwell Valley, offers meadows, hedgerows, ancient woodland, coniferous plantation and waterways to be explored on a foraging course.
Buzzards Valley is family run and the estate includes a vineyard, winery, gin distillery, shop (selling all manner of yummy things), bistro, fishing lakes, and dried flower and home inspiration wholesale. So, there's plenty to do before and after the course if you want to make a day of it!
This foraging course walk venue is easy to get to from Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Burton-upon-Trent, Derby, Cannock, Coventry and Stoke. It has excellent motorway links being centrally located with easy M6, M42 and M6 Toll.
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.
"I thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon in May foraging with Kerry in Staffordshire. The course has given me the confidence to forage responsibly and safely. Now I'd like to do a course in Autumn!"
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
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