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Staffordshire Foraging Course

About this foraging course 
 

The extensive Baggeridge Country Park in the south west of Staffordshire, offers meadows, hedgerows, mature and new woodland, and waterways to be explored on a foraging course.

This foraging course walk venue is easy to get to from Dudley, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Telford, West Bromwich, Bromsgrove and Redditch. 

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

"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!" 

Elaine

Staffordshire Foraging Course

This is an educational course, there is no harvesting during the course. Samples are picked for identification purposes only.

 

We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date - this is the nature of foraging. As a rough guide, 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 should be more mushroom-focused than spring or summer courses but this is dependant on weather conditions preceding the course. 

Date

Buy gift vouchers - here

Sunday 7 August 2022 - Book here

Sunday 10 September 2022 - Book here

Sunday 16 October 2022 - Book here

Saturday 12 November 2022 - Book here

Spring 2023 dates listed from late October onwards

Cost and duration

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

Location

South West Staffordshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, including steep hills on natural tracks, grassland, waterside 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

Dogs are not allowed to be brought along on this course

Parking

Car parking on site with small charge - nearest local bus service 20-minute walk

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here