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Autumn Foraging Course

Autumn Foraging Course


Course Location: Oxfordshire or Derbyshire

Course Time: 09.30 - 16.30

Course Duration: 1 day

Course size: 12 persons max

Course Age Range: 18+

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days)

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Autumn Foraging Course

A days foraging for wild food and medicinal plants.

Join our highly qualified instructors for the day as they take you on a journey and open your eyes to some of the diverse and highly useful plant species we have growing here in the British Isles.

During the leisurely forage walk, we cover a broad range of plant identification and look at a large number of useful plants that we have right on our doorsteps in our British countryside.

Our instructors cover a multitude of uses from edible to medicine, camp craft to carving and even to give you an extensive knowledge surrounding each plant, including practical hands-on and personal experience regarding their uses. Where appropriate our instructors will also offer recipe suggestions and the best ways of processing each plant. All of this will include time for notes to be made, photographs to be taken and questions to be asked.

Further to this, through hands-on training, you will learn how to harvest these resources in a sustainable manner, and how to prepare each ingredient. There will be the opportunity to taste a number of the plants through the day and collect a selection of plants to incorporate in our afternoon meal.

Once we reach our expedition style camp it's all hands to the deck to prepare our ingredients, participate in some campfire cooking techniques and also have a chance (should you wish) to prepare and cook your own game. The game will typically be either game bird, mammal or fish. Vegetarian options are always available.

We deliver a range foraging courses throughout the year to discover the different resources available to you at different times of the year; a Spring Foraging Course and Autumn Foraging Course as well as a Hedgerow Medicine and Medicinal Wild Plants Day Course and a Wild Food Foraging and Preparation Weekend. On each foraging course you will join our instructors around the woodland to take a look at what we can find.

Because of the time it takes to find, collect, prepare and then cook our meal it often means we will be eating towards the end of the day, so please bring snacks with you to keep you going until then.
  • East Lothian- Scotland


    Our courses in East Lothian run from Blinkbonny Wood, a 100 acre mixed canopy woodland, nestling on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills which provides easy access to hill and moor.

    Approximately 20 miles from Edinburgh and 5 miles from the historic market town of Haddington.

    It is close to Longyester, and therefore public transport to the area is easily achievable with international flights coming in to Edinburgh, as well as Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

    The canopy is a mixed patchwork with birch, hazel and scots pine a plenty. Gorse throws in its usual colours in the year and at the woodland boundaries there are stunning views of the hills in one direction, the coast in another, and bordering farmland.

    Within our woodlands here you are likely to see Roe Deer, and we have regular sign of badger. There is also a variety of species of owl.

    We operate weekend and day courses from this woodlands and occasional longer duration courses that require access to the hill side. We also offer private courses for schools, parties, stag dos etc.

This course can be purchased as an 18 month voucher, to book online choose "36 month voucher" from the options above and we will email the details over to you. Alternatively if you are purchasing this course as a gift we can post you a full colour gift presentation pack for just £4.25, just choose posted instead of emailed delivery option. Or contact us by phone to make the arrangements.

Call Us: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days)

We’re happy to take course bookings and payments over the phone. Simply give us a call and we’ll place the booking for you before emailing through confirmation. Alternatively, drop us an email at and we’ll call you back.

If your course booking is for a gift, no problem, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll email you a personalised gift certificate or 18-month voucher to print at home. Or, for a small supplement, we’ll print out a gift pack and pop it in the post for you.