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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 under 'courses' on our website, 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 your...
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...
Foraging for Food with ‘re-wilding’ Richard Mawby at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate, Nottinghamshire 10am to 4pm – Saturday 14th September 2017 We’re looking forward to spring here at Rural Antics. The vineyard comes back to life after a long winter – the grapes start their annual growth cycle with bud break, the wildlife returns to our beautiful countryside setting and we can once again invite local people to join us in getting closer to...
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 29th September 2017
The Bushcraft Weekend course designed to build on the essential bushcraft skills. This weekend course is specifically intended for the intermediate bushcrafter. The skills learn’t 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 initial...
Next course on 16th September 2018
Cider-Making course Tutor: Simon Reed Cyder (fermented from apples) and perry (from pears) are amongst the oldest drinks produced in the UK. As world leader, Britain is the largest cyder making country in the world and has a marvellous tradition and heritage associated with the products. (Cyder is the term for the first pressing with nothing added; cider is made by adding up to ten times water to the volume of apple pomage.)This one-day course...
A 4 hour introduction workshop to the wonderful art of Clinical Aromatherapy, which involves mixing essential oils to gain maximum benefit from their varying properties. These can be used at home for yourself or family and friends for pleasure. The Art of using plant essences to aid health and well being is nothing new, and has been going on for thousands of years, now you can tap into this invaluable skill yourself! I will run...
Next course on 14th October 2017
Forage for local, seasonal dye plants for the vat along with beautiful shaped and textured flora for eco-printing on to paper and fabric. Eco-printing is a wonderful technique that records the unique signature of a leaf or flower creating a lasting record of a time and place. During this one day event you will eco-print a pure silk cushion to take away with you along with additional paper samples that can be made into a...
Next course on 15th October 2017
Foraging For Wild Food Tutors: Mathew Rooney & Ursula Ferrigno This is a one-day foraging for fungus course. The morning will be spent mushroom-hunting with Matthew in the woods and the fields; the afternoon Ursula Ferrigno will show you how to cook them in many different ways. Looking at the countryside will never be the same after you have been on this course! Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded...