Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes Foraging Courses
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
|Available Dates||Available Spaces||Time|
|Wednesday 25th Sep 2019||Spaces: 12||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 29th Sep 2019||Spaces: 13||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 20th Oct 2019||Spaces: 12||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
ABOUT THE COURSE
These courses will be held around Shenley Wood, by kind permission of the Parks Trust. Covering just under 60 acres, this semi-natural ancient woodland mostly consists of Ash, Oak and Hazel. It was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 but remains from both Saxon and Roman settlements have been found.
In spring and early summer the wood is carpeted with wildflowers such as bluebells, celandine and wood anemone. During the Autumn months there is an array of fungi. It’s also home to a variety of wildlife throughout the year such as bats, muntjac deers, badgers and approximately 20 different species of butterfly.
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 and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the wood, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, 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.
Shenley Wood Car Park
WHERE TO MEET
We will meet in the car park off Merlewood Drive.