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
wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial
digital information sheet after the course
"What a fantastic course. Both group leaders were very approachable and showed a great depth of knowledge. I’d been looking for a fungi focused course for a while and am very glad I found you. Will recommend"
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.
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Sunday 7 April 2024 - Book here
More dates added in 2024
Cost and duration
£60 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
South West Staffordshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, including steep hills on natural tracks, 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
Car parking on site with small charge - nearest local bus service 20-minute walk
Terms and conditions
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