Stratford Foraging Course

About this course 

Discover the mushrooms and edible plants growing in the UK in autumn on this Foraging Course near Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Held entirely in mixed woodland, this venue is ideal for learning about wild edibles in autumn. Due to the time of year, this course is expected to be predominantly fungi-focused. 


It is within easy reach of Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham, Solihull, Royal Leamington Spa, Coventry, Warwick, Banbury, Redditch, Stow-on-the Wold and Worcester.

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:

  • 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

  • recipe ideas

  • wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial

  • digital information sheet after the course

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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Cost and duration

£40 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm


Nr Wellesbourne, Warwickshire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course


Woodland paths, some overgrown

Age limit

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 park

Terms and conditions

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