Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Autumn Foraging Courses

AVAILABILITY & BOOKING



Available Dates Available Spaces Time
Sunday 27th Sep 2020 Spaces: 15 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Click here for details and to book
Wednesday 14th Oct 2020 Spaces: 15 11:00am to 14:30pm (Approx End) Click here for details and to book
Friday 23rd Oct 2020 Spaces: 15 11:00am to 14:30pm (Approx End) Click here for details and to book


ABOUT THE COURSE

These courses will take place in either Shenley Wood or Ouzel Valley Park, where we do the course will depend on where the best autumn edibles are growing at the time. We will contact you to let you know which venue we will be using, a few days before the course. 

Shenley Wood is semi-natural ancient woodland mostly consists of Ash, Oak and Hazel. Ouzel Valley Park is a beautiful park with a mixture of hedgerows, meadows and riverside making it a great location for suburban foraging. During the autumn months we expect to find a range of edible mushrooms.

Located on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, these courses are within an hour’s reach of Northampton, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Bicester, Stevenage, Hemel Hempstead and Watford.

The course starts with a short introduction on what to look for, our foraging code and a brief of the Countryside Act, where it relates to foraging.

Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the wood/park, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants, fruits and mushrooms that we find.

We will stop along the way for some tasty homemade refreshments such as our wild mushroom soup, elderflower champagne or fruit leathers.

We will finish the day off with a light wild food lunch based on what we have found. All of our food is seasonal so what we make depends on recent weather and what is around at that time of year. In autumn this will usually include some tasty treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and creamy wild mushroom pasta.

After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.







COURSE LOCATION

These courses will take place in either Shenley Wood or Ouzel Valley Park. We will contact you a few days before the course to let you know which venue we are using and give you the address of the meeting point.