Buckinghamshire, Mistletoe Wood Spring Foraging Courses

AVAILABILITY & BOOKING



Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Sunday 28th Apr 2024 Spaces: 0 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Studley Green Garden Centre & Café Click here for details and to book
Thursday 9th May 2024 Spaces: 12 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Studley Green Garden Centre & Café Click here for details and to book


ABOUT THE COURSE

Mistletoe Wood is a beautiful ancient Beech wood, that also includes a fantastic mixture of broad-leaved trees and hidden glades. The peaceful and secluded setting provides a special place to see woodland in all its glory.

We expect to find a large variety of interesting species, including fungi during our Autumn courses here. The surrounding hedgerows and fields also show a rich variety of edible plants to learn about.

The site is managed privately, for researching and encouraging conservation and sustainable interaction with the forest. Mistletoe is also a are a large animal release site for the internationally renowned Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital

Located along the A40 just outside High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire), Mistletoe Wood can be easily reached from London (North and West) and Oxford; even Reading is under one hour’s drive away.

Our Foraging Courses begin with a short introduction to Wild Food UK, what to expect from your day and a brief summary of the general countryside codes, including our Foraging Code.

Heading off at a leisurely pace around the grounds, your instructor will teach you how to safely identify the different species of edible and poisonous plants and mushrooms that you discover. This exploration will take about 2.5hrs, during which we’ll take a break for a homemade refreshment, such as our warming Hogweed & Wild Garlic Soup or Elderflower Champagne!

After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food meal. This will include a selection of foraged homemade treats created by your instructor, and a dish made with what we have collected during the walk. All of our food is seasonal, so what you are served depends on what is growing at that time of year. In Spring we will be making use of the fresh wild greens and in Autumn, the array of tasty wild mushrooms that the area has to offer.

You will receive a comprehensive set of Wild Food UK ‘Course Notes’ a few days after your course. This email will contain links and articles relating to the plants and mushrooms we discovered or discussed during the day.

NB: please be aware that there are four Beehives located within these woodlands.

Please note that well-behaved dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a lead at all times.

There is a compost toilet in the woodland.







COURSE LOCATION

Studley Green Garden Centre & Café
Studley Green, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire, HP14 3UX

 



WHERE TO MEET

We will meet at 11.45am at the free public car park, outside of the Studley Green Garden Centre. At 12pm we will move together to Mistletoe Wood just a few meters away. There is limited space for cars inside the wood, so on occasion some cars may have to remain in the public car park.

High Wycombe railway station is 6 miles away and is served by frequent services to London (Marylebone) and Oxford.
The nearest bus stop is St. Francis Road 0.2 miles away.