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Worcestershire West Foraging Course

About this course 
 

The gardens of the tranquil Kyre Park are considered some of the finest in Worcestershire and offer a feast for the senses throughout the seasons.

 

This privately-owned estate has a rich history, into which the follies, grottos, pools and brooks offer a glimpse. Its located within rolling countryside close to the Herefordshire and Shropshire borders.

 

With a wonderful mixture of native species and ornamental introductions, Kyre Park has plenty of edible plants and fungi to learn about.

 

This course is easy to reach from Bromyard, Leominster, Ludlow, Birmingham, Kidderminster, Droitwich, Bromsgrove, Evesham, 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 (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

A pool at Kyre Park where foraging courses are run

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

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Saturday 6 August 2022 - Sales closed

Friday 9 September 2022 - Book here

Saturday 15 October 2022 - Book here

Spring 2023 dates added from October onwards

Cost and duration

£50 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm

Location

Kyre Park, Worcestershire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, with some hills, mostly 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

Free car parking 

Terms and conditions

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