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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

Please note we do not harvest species to take away on our courses.

 

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.

Date

Buy gift vouchers - here

Saturday 26 March - Book here

Friday 15 April - Book here

Friday 10 June - Book here

Autumn 2022 dates listed from May onwards

Cost and duration

£50 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