Buckinghamshire, Ouzel Valley Park Foraging Courses

AVAILABILITY & BOOKING



Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Saturday 3rd Aug 2024 Spaces: 10 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Simpson Play Area Car Park Click here for details and to book


ABOUT THE COURSE

These courses will take place in Ouzel Valley Park, by kind permission of the Parks Trust. This beautiful park’s mixture of hedgerow, meadow and riverside make it a great location for suburban Spring foraging. It is within easy reach of Bedford, Buckingham, Aylesbury, Northampton, Luton, Bicester and even Stevenage.

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





COURSE LOCATION

Simpson Play Area Car Park
Simpson Drive
Simpson
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK6 3AY



WHERE TO MEET

We will meet in the Simpson Play Area car park just off Simpson Drive. This is about 100m south of the junction with the Groveway and almost opposite Hanmer Road.