The beautiful Hinchingbrooke Country Park, located in Huntingdon, is the perfect place to learn how to forage for edible mushrooms and plants growing in the UK. This foraging course is easy to get to from Peterborough, Northampton, Bedford, and Cambridge.
On this foraging course, you'll discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look.
When we meet up, we will go through the basics of foraging before heading out over the park's range of habitats, including woodland, hedgerows, watersides, parkland, and meadows.
The course includes:
- an overview of foraging laws and safety
- exploration of the local species
- 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 treats to sample
- digital information sheet after the course
Samples of tasty wild food treats can include soups, pestos, salts, pickles, syrups, cordials, jams, jellies, leathers, vinegars, and preserves, along the way. All are 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative
Participants must be aged 18 or over - sorry, no children under 18 or babes in arms on this course
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course
Exact meet-up location and further information sent two days before the course date
Terms and conditions can be found on www.foragingcoursecompany.co.uk
We cannot guarantee what wild edibles will be growing on our courses, such is the nature of foraging. However, as a rough guide of the seasons, spring is usually predominantly plants and perhaps some mushrooms; summer is usually plants, fruits and perhaps some mushrooms, and autumn is usually predominantly mushrooms with some plants, fruits and nuts