About us

We like wild food. We forage it, cook it, dry it, prepare it, store it and eat it! Foraging for us started with a genuine love of the great outdoors and a passion for food, combining both turns our walks in the woods and by the seaside into genuine treasure hunts.

What is Wild Food UK?

Wild Food UK was formed a few years ago by Marlow and Eric driven by a desire to expand peoples experience of nature into a practical source of enjoyment. Since then the company has grown in course leaders and course locations, covering most of the UK. Our aim is to educate people about tasty edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, roots and flowers that we think everyone should be able to identify, pick and eat with confidence.

We’re extremely lucky in Britain to have a climate that provides us plenty of food all year round, all you need to know is how to find it. We teach these “skills for life”; and we believe that with the skills we teach, every life will be enhanced. Not only is foraging fun and interesting; you never know when being able to pick your own food might come in genuinely useful or even life saving!

Wild Food UK Team

Marlow Renton
Director / Foraging Instructor

Marlow is someone who enjoys talking, maybe a bit too much for his wife and some of his friends, but it’s good if you like to hear about mushrooms! Marlow loves…

Eric Biggane
Director / Foraging Instructor

Calls himself the George Clooney of foraging but the reality is; cross Ray Mears, and a fair portion of Swampy and you’ve just about built an Eric. Having lived numerous lives…

Poppy Ives
Office Manager

The Ultimate office manager when she’s awake! Enjoys answering emails, answering phone calls, dealing with bookings, doing accounts and she even takes great…

Lindsey Wyatt
Office Assistant

The other half of our office team, Lindsey isn’t quite so happy in the office as Poppy. So we have considered chaining her to the desk, but we’ve also heard somewhere that we…

Rachel Renton
Designer / Office Assistant

Our resident fiery red head keeps Marlow in order… Most of the time. Rachel brings top quality design skills and a passion for rose flavoured infusions to the team.

Fabio Godinho
Foraging Instructor

The young model of the group, Marlow and Eric are clearly jealous of his Iberian good looks and charm as he is often requested for our hen party bookings…

Phil Leng
Foraging Instructor

Not many people can claim to have foraging while clinging to the side of a cliff face 300 feet up the air, but our resident mountain climber can! His climbing buddies were…

Tristan Hale
Foraging Instructor

Our resident triathlete, brainbox, fencer (the epee variety) naturalist and all round Superman. He even thinks he can explain quantum entanglement.. Though we’re…