Daventry Country Park offers a wealth of foraging habitats. It's a great place to learn about the edible plants and mushrooms growing all in the UK.
This foraging course walk is easy to reach from Northampton, Kettering, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Bletchley, Banbury, Brackley and Buckingham.
In this park, which holds a Green Flag Award, you will 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 to discover the edibles in the area.
The course includes:
- an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice
- exploration of the venue
- 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 sent after the course
Samples to try during the course can include soups, cordials, jams, pickles, herb salts, syrups, ferments, pestos or vinegars.
Exact meeting location given two days before the event.
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.
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