Extra Courses

Limited Availability

Making natural skin and hair care products

On this course Rose will introduce you to the fantastic array of wild plants that can help your hair and skin. You will make natural skin and hair products using wild flowers, leaves and roots.

Create your own natural shampoo, bath salts and bath bomb, learn how to make an infused oil and create a lip balm and a salve. The day will be a mixture of demonstrations by Rose and plenty of hands-on experience. You’ll have all your products to take home and the skills to make more.

The course runs from 10.00am until 1.00pm on 12th April, at Pilmoor Grange, close to our wood in North Yorkshire. We will be in a beautiful stone and oak barn and there will be heaters but it would be advisable to wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes and to bring an apron. Course materials, herbal plant guide sheets and recipe sheets are provided for each student as well as tea, coffee and biscuits. Full directions are given when you book. Places are limited to 8 people.


Making natural skin and hair care products 6th July 2017 £60 7 places Book this course


Wild food Cookery- Free from

We are very excited to be teaming up with healthy eating author Hanna Sillitoe to run an inspirational course showing how to include Taste the wild’s favourite wild foods in super healthy ‘Free from’ recipes.

Hanna is the food blogger behind the website www.mygoodnessrecipes.com which gained a worldwide following when she began sharing her journey to health on her blog, as well as Instagram and Twitter.  She has recently published her first book ‘Radiant-Recipes to heal your skin from within

'Very inspiring, informative and helpful with nutritious, easy-to-follow recipes to make you beam from the inside out.' Lucy Bee

All the recipes on this course will be free from gluten, sugar, dairy and meat.

Think ‘Chia seed hedgerow berry jam’ ,‘Wild herb Chickpea bread’ and Vegan pesto.

During the day there will be foraging trips with Chris and Rose from Taste the wild as well as cookery demonstrations and nutrition advice from Hanna. Some of the cooking sessions will be ‘hands on’ so you can all get involved.

Come and join us for a day of healthy eating in the wild!

This course will open your eyes to world of exciting ingredients bringing delicious new healthy dishes to your repertoire. The course is held in the barn in our wood please dress for the outdoors and bring an apron.

Course Information

£135 per person

9.30am - 4.00pm


Wild food Cookery- Free from 16th September 2017 £135 8 places Book this course


Cider Making

Our one day cider making course is a day of immersion in to the world of cider: chopping, pressing, brewing and bottling. 

We visit the local cider making cooperative and learn how different types of apples are used to create a good flavour balance and see the techniques used to produce a great quality product. The apple chopping machine and press will be in action and we can help in the apple juicing. Our guide Cameron Smith has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He will explain processes and techniques with us and we will be able to see how the village community produces enough cider to fund lots of local projects.

We have lunch back at the barn in our wood and taste some local ciders. The afternoon is spent with passionate homebrewer Steve, he will show you how to make reliably great cider on a small scale in your own kitchen. You’ll learn about different types of cider making equipment from the very basic household items to more purpose made devices — and have a go at using it. Steve will share his tips and techniques to make successful cider and give everyone a step by step guide. Along with the guide you will take home a 5 litre fermenter full of apple juice an airlock and yeast...all ready to turn into cider

The course starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4pm. The course will run in Taste the wild’s woodland kitchen. (Nr Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire) directions will be sent with course booking confirmation. We will have a 15 minute drive to our local cider makers in the morning.

The cost of the course includes:-  All tuition, lunch,  cider tastings,  5L apple juice, a fermenter, an airlock and yeast.


Cider Making 11th October 2017 £95 4 places Book this course
Cider Making 25th October 2017 £95 8 places Book this course


Cider Making


Cider Making 11th October 2017 £95 4 places Book this course
Cider Making 25th October 2017 £95 8 places Book this course


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Coastal Foraging
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