Foraging and wild food walks and courses are taught in woods, meadows and hedgerows across the UK. Learn to identify and harvest wild greens, edible leaves, herbs and mushrooms with expert foragers and herbalists in the picturesque wilderness of our green country. Collecting your own wild food (and medicine) is immensely satisfying and healthy - not to mention cost effective! Food foraging is an ancient skill that gets us back to the very basics of human life. Foraging workshops and walks make for a great day out in the fresh air, chatting with fellow foragers and learning delicious new recipes.
A day in the woods foraging your materials and using stone-age tools to learn specific bushcraft skills. On offer is wild fire-making, wild cordage (string) and bone needle-making. Empowering, creative, skills for life... you'll find all the details on our website courses calendar page, via the button above.
We aim to give you a satisfying learning experience as well as an enjoyable time away from it all. To support you in getting the most from...
Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
Take a basket and wander through the meadows, investigate the hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material in season. Berries and barks, roots, flowers and fruits all provide wonderful natural ingredients.
Participants will prepare dye baths of vibrant and glowing natural colours and dip and dye samples to take home.
The historic use of dye plants and...
Foraging Day at Hafod Estate, Ystwyth Valley, Ceredigion (about 12 miles from Aberystwyth)
Join professional forager Jade Mellor for a full day of wild food foraging.
Spring is a time of abundance and new life. Of fresh, green leaves, edible blooms and the most tender, tasty and nutritious wild food. Join me in this very special opportunity to spend a whole day foraging in the heart of the beautiful, magical, Hafod estate . We will...
- Next course on 22nd September 2018
Autumn roots weekend course: dandelion, elecampane, marshmallow & horseradish practical sessions
22nd & 23rd September, 10am –4pm both days
Harvesting herbal roots for health and wellbeing
We will be using the principles of using seasonal tonic herbs for maintaining our health and wellbeing. We will use freshly foraged dandelion, elecampnae, marshmallow and horseradish roots and make various different preparations from them. This will include making a decoction, an infused oil, a syrup, an...
Residential weekend course in the Scottish Highlands, learning bushcraft skills, run by the Field Studies Council.
This course is designed to develop basic bushcraft skills. No prior knowledge is required but participants must be over 16 years old. Sessions will be led in and around the grounds of Kindrogan Field Centre and will include: basic knife and tool skills, woodworking, shelter building, fire-making using flint, steel and bow drill friction techniques, tinder making, basic wild...
This course is designed to give you an overnight bushcraft experience, putting your skills to the test under the guidance of our instructors. Over the 24hrs you will learn and practice a number of skills including, fire lighting, shelter building, game preparation, backwoods cooking techniques, wild food foraging and snares and traps.
After an initial introduction and safety briefing you’ll be given all the tools you need to survive this 24hr experience. Your first task...
- Next course on 14th September 2018
The Bushcraft Weekend course is designed to build on the essential bushcraft skills. This weekend course is specifically intended for the intermediate bushcrafter. The skills learnt on this course will enable you to go out into the wilderness and know how to light a fire without matches and build a woodland shelter to spend a night or two in without a problem
Upon arrival you will be greeted by one of our instructors and after...
- Next course on 14th September 2018
Try a Driftwood Art & Coastal Foraging weekend. You will be staying in a lovely Georgian house overlooking the stunning Teifi estuary. A break with a difference! Wonderful weekends of creative 'taster' workshops in west Wales, all with a coastal theme.
All workshop tutors are well respected, experienced, local artists and crafts people. Groups are small, averaging 6 people, and you will receive individual attention and be helped to discover your unique creative self.
Our half day foray is an excellent introduction to the experience of discovering wild foods. We will guide you through different habitats teaching you how to explore the landscape, identify and harvest the seasonal wild foods it offers. The experience is wondrous; depending upon the time of year you could find yourself munching on tree leaves, flowers, plants, berries or some truly astonishing mushrooms! The Northumberland landscape presents a splendid array of edible flora, fauna...
Herbal delights at Hellens manor, Much Marcle, Herefordshire
A unique midsummer residential weekend retreat at the beautiful Hellens Manor, in south Herefordshire, 22nd -24th June 2018.
Immerse yourself in the gardens of Hellens Manor and learn about & experience making and sampling aromatic herbal tisanes and cordials, and medicinal and cosmetic remedy making, together with the art of natural perfumery. We are staying in the restored Georgian stables, in the heart of the gardens.