Staffordshire Foraging Course
About this foraging course
The 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 access to 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.
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
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!"
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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Friday 23 April 2021 - Full! Join waitlist
Saturday 29 May 2021 - Book here
Saturday 28 August 2021 - Book here
Sunday 26 September 2021 - Book here
Spring 2022 dates TBC
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Buzzards Valley, Staffordshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, with some hills, including grassland, waterside and woodland
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
Free car parking
Terms and conditions
Please read our terms and conditions here