Course Information

£225 per person

We are strong advocates of responsible and sustainable foraging techniques and we will show you how to collect your wild edibles in a way that will have little impact on the landscape.

We will also teach you about the legalities of foraging and how, where and when you can forage for food, whilst keeping on the right side of the law.

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We have limited space in our tipi on site which will sleep a maximum of 4 people. These places can be booked at an extra cost of £10 per person per night. The tipi has coir matting on the floor and cushions, but you will need a sleeping mat/airbed and a sleeping bag and pillow. If you would like to book spaces please put in your request when you book.

Camping in the woods in your own tent is free of charge.

There is also a good selection of local accommodation that you can book direct. See accommodation button below.

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Wild Food Weekend Course

Course Description

The weekend courses give us the time to delve deeper into the world of foraged foods with more time to spend cooking and creating dishes with wild ingredients. Over the weekend we will be teaching you how to identify edible plants, seeds, nuts, flowers and fungi that grow wild in the British countryside. We will also be sending you out to forage for your dinner and then returning to cook up a storm using both wild foods and ingredients from the store cupboard, all under the watchful eye and guidance of our experts.

The emphasis of the course is very much on using foraged foods to compliment bought ingredients and create new and inspiring flavours and dishes. All the food will be cooked over wood fires, in wood fired ovens or smokers adding an exciting element to all the cooking and developing new cookery skills.

Amongst all the activity there will be time to relax too, the woods are there to be explored, there are books to read and a campfire to sit around.

The second day of the course will be spent learning about preserving techniques to help you keep your foraged foods throughout the year. Depending on the season you might be making jams and jellies, salting mushrooms or making your own Dandelion and Burdock drink. You will definitely be taking away some home-made produce from the Wildfood weekend, as well as a wealth of new knowledge.

The cost of the course includes tuition, use of tools and all meals.

This course is designed to give you the confidence to start including wild foraged foods into your day to day diet and to use these fantastic ingredients to produce exciting menus.

Sample Itinerary

Arrival Day

4.00-6.00pm Guests arrive and settle in to tents or tipis
7.00pm Dinner
  Explore the wood or relax by the camp fire

Day 1

8.15am Breakfast
9.00am Walk around the wood learning about and tasting edible plants
10.45am Coffee and biscuits in the barn
11.00am Wild game preparation for lunch
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Forage for dinner ingredients
2.30pm Look at other wild ingredients
3.30pm Wild food preparation and cooking
5.00pm Free time
7.00pm Dinner

Day 2

8.30am Breakfast
9.15am Foraging walk
11.00am Coffee and biscuits in the barn
11.15pm Making  a wild preserve to take home
11.45pm Tasting wild preserves and liqueurs
12.30pm Prepare and cook lunch on wood fires
1.30pm Lunch
3.00pm Guests depart

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