Foraging for Mushrooms and other Wild Foods – all over the UK

We have a genuine love of wild British food. There is an abundance of edible plants and mushrooms that grow in the UK, and knowing what you can and cannot eat from your local woods will enhance your walks as well as your diet. Much of what you can pick in the UK whilst foraging would be considered food for fine dining, and often beyond a normal household budget. So why not learn how to find it for free?

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Foraging Courses

Foraging Courses

We run a range of foraging courses and trips, from days out near London, to camping and wild food weekends and trips away to hotels with gourmet chefs.

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Private Events

Private Foraging Events

Tailor-made packages for stag or hen parties, work events, for chefs, or for groups wishing to find out more about nature’s bountiful larder.

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Wild Mushroom Guide

Wild Mushroom Guide

The more common edible – and poisonous – British mushrooms. Always use multiple sources of identification before picking and eating any wild mushrooms.

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Hedgerow Guide

Hedgerow Guide

There’s more to foraging than mushrooms. Our hedgerow guide lists some of the more common edible wild plants – you’ll find many in fields and woods too.

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Wild Food Recipes

It’s sometimes difficult to know what to do with foraged food in the kitchen. Try these ideas for snacks, drinks, main courses and even condiments.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"Thank you Marlow and Eric for your warm welcome on yesterday's foraging day, my daughter and I had a wonderful time, your tutorial on edible wildlife and safety tips has left us confident that we can enjoy picking a veritable feast on our walks in local woodland and parks for now on, we look forward to coming on another course."

Dawn Assefa

2017-06-07T06:49:59+00:00

Dawn Assefa

"Thank you Marlow and Eric for your warm welcome on yesterday's foraging day, my daughter and I had a wonderful time, your tutorial on edible wildlife and safety tips has left us confident that we can enjoy picking a veritable feast on our walks in local woodland and parks for now on, we look forward to coming on another course."
"Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us on yesterdays forage at Ashton under hill, I really enjoyed the experience, and the treats on the way round and the excellent foragers lunch at the end. Looking foward to receiving the notes. I learned so much in such a short period it was quite a surprise how much you can gain from real experts in a short period."

Tim Edwards

2017-06-07T06:50:32+00:00

Tim Edwards

"Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us on yesterdays forage at Ashton under hill, I really enjoyed the experience, and the treats on the way round and the excellent foragers lunch at the end. Looking foward to receiving the notes. I learned so much in such a short period it was quite a surprise how much you can gain from real experts in a short period."
"Thanks to both Marlow and Eric for a great day foraging in Cardiff, both my daughter Aimee and myself enjoyed and learned loads, we hope to attend the next course later in the year."

James Taylor

2017-06-07T06:51:44+00:00

James Taylor

"Thanks to both Marlow and Eric for a great day foraging in Cardiff, both my daughter Aimee and myself enjoyed and learned loads, we hope to attend the next course later in the year."
"We really enjoyed the foraging session at the hen do; a few of us have already been out there, spotting mushrooms, yarrow, pineapple weed, and more. It's really inspired us. Please thank the guys."

Kate Gallagher

2018-06-14T16:30:30+00:00

Kate Gallagher

"We really enjoyed the foraging session at the hen do; a few of us have already been out there, spotting mushrooms, yarrow, pineapple weed, and more. It's really inspired us. Please thank the guys."
"Many thanks for the email with all the details and reference material. Very comprehensive and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the foraging event. It was really interesting and informative. This is another aspect of nature in which I can try to expand my knowledge during walks! Thank you to all involved. Keep up the good work!"

Andy Harnell

2018-06-14T16:32:12+00:00

Andy Harnell

"Many thanks for the email with all the details and reference material. Very comprehensive and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the foraging event. It was really interesting and informative. This is another aspect of nature in which I can try to expand my knowledge during walks! Thank you to all involved. Keep up the good work!"
"Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon on Sunday.  I'm amazed at how informative the course was, opening up an old world I used to inhabit before getting bogged down with career stuff!"

Isabelle Hanlon

2018-06-14T16:33:18+00:00

Isabelle Hanlon

"Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon on Sunday.  I'm amazed at how informative the course was, opening up an old world I used to inhabit before getting bogged down with career stuff!"
"Absolutely LOVED the hours we spent in our group. Your knowledge is immense. Your foraged food was absolutely delicious. Thank you."

Sheila Sargeant

2018-06-14T16:36:14+00:00

Sheila Sargeant

"Absolutely LOVED the hours we spent in our group. Your knowledge is immense. Your foraged food was absolutely delicious. Thank you."
"Just wanted to thank you for a really enjoyable day out. Whether the family will believe my new found knowledge on edible mushrooms remains to be seen but they will at least be forced to eat a ‘hedgerow salad’. Lunch at the end was great – certainly need to sniff out a few Boletes of some sort and try them out."

Peter Randall

2018-06-14T16:37:36+00:00

Peter Randall

"Just wanted to thank you for a really enjoyable day out. Whether the family will believe my new found knowledge on edible mushrooms remains to be seen but they will at least be forced to eat a ‘hedgerow salad’. Lunch at the end was great – certainly need to sniff out a few Boletes of some sort and try them out."
"We worked with Wildfood UK on a recent event for Land Rover and they were wonderful. Our guests had a great day and found the team to be passionate, knowledgeable and fun! A brilliant day was had by all, I would highly recommend them."

Sam Haydon, Shukers Land Rover Ludlow

2018-06-14T16:40:03+00:00

Sam Haydon, Shukers Land Rover Ludlow

"We worked with Wildfood UK on a recent event for Land Rover and they were wonderful. Our guests had a great day and found the team to be passionate, knowledgeable and fun! A brilliant day was had by all, I would highly recommend them."
"We just wanted to write a quick email to say thank you for the course. Roz and I had a great time and we are already looking to see if we can "up" our skills and put them to practical use. The day was interesting and fun and Eric was a great guide. Thanks and hope to see you again in the future."

Mark & Rosalind Butterworth

2018-06-14T16:41:49+00:00

Mark & Rosalind Butterworth

"We just wanted to write a quick email to say thank you for the course. Roz and I had a great time and we are already looking to see if we can "up" our skills and put them to practical use. The day was interesting and fun and Eric was a great guide. Thanks and hope to see you again in the future."
"Thank you all for the fabulous day,  I really enjoyed it as did, I am sure, everyone.  I'll be keeping an eye out for another day with you! Wishing you all great things in your venture."

Helen Buttery

2018-06-14T16:42:36+00:00

Helen Buttery

"Thank you all for the fabulous day,  I really enjoyed it as did, I am sure, everyone.  I'll be keeping an eye out for another day with you! Wishing you all great things in your venture."
"Hi, could you pass on my Thanks to Eric for Saturdays course, I found it incredible the amount of knowledge he was able to pass on and I learned a lot about wild food and will find it very useful in my cooking. Also the information on plantain was invaluable as my little boy fell in stingers and rubbing the plantain on them really helped.  I will definitely be booking a spring course next year."

Paul Haywood

2018-06-14T16:43:32+00:00

Paul Haywood

"Hi, could you pass on my Thanks to Eric for Saturdays course, I found it incredible the amount of knowledge he was able to pass on and I learned a lot about wild food and will find it very useful in my cooking. Also the information on plantain was invaluable as my little boy fell in stingers and rubbing the plantain on them really helped.  I will definitely be booking a spring course next year."
"Many thanks Marlow for an excellent foraging course last Sunday in Ashton Under Hill, and a lovely lunch as well. A great day out and I enjoyed every minute of it (especially in that lovely weather)."

Steve Hemmings

2018-06-14T16:44:43+00:00

Steve Hemmings

"Many thanks Marlow for an excellent foraging course last Sunday in Ashton Under Hill, and a lovely lunch as well. A great day out and I enjoyed every minute of it (especially in that lovely weather)."
"We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our forage yesterday – we all have nothing but praise for the day and all our new knowledge, the food and treats were awesome. Thank you so much and we are looking forward to our course notes ☺"

Vanessa Brown, Quinine Design

2018-06-14T16:45:50+00:00

Vanessa Brown, Quinine Design

"We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our forage yesterday – we all have nothing but praise for the day and all our new knowledge, the food and treats were awesome. Thank you so much and we are looking forward to our course notes ☺"
"The walk today on Farleigh Common was very enjoyable and informative. I was especially excited to find the pignut, as I've never had enough knowledge (nor courage!) to identify this member of the umbelifer family. Fabio was very friendly and hugely knowledgeable about the subject, and the surprise hogweed soup enroute was delicious! Recommended!"

Andrew Higgs

2018-06-14T16:57:52+00:00

Andrew Higgs

"The walk today on Farleigh Common was very enjoyable and informative. I was especially excited to find the pignut, as I've never had enough knowledge (nor courage!) to identify this member of the umbelifer family. Fabio was very friendly and hugely knowledgeable about the subject, and the surprise hogweed soup enroute was delicious! Recommended!"
"Thanks ever so much for this. We had a really great time, learnt so much and the foraged meal at the end was very tasty. Fabio was so engaging and so knowledgeable. We shall certainly keep on recommending the company very highly to others."

Pam Harper and Mike Barnes

2018-06-14T16:58:46+00:00

Pam Harper and Mike Barnes

"Thanks ever so much for this. We had a really great time, learnt so much and the foraged meal at the end was very tasty. Fabio was so engaging and so knowledgeable. We shall certainly keep on recommending the company very highly to others."