Cumbria, Ennerdale Autumn Foraging Courses

AVAILABILITY & BOOKING



Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Friday 13th Sep 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre Click here for details and to book
Sunday 27th Oct 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre Click here for details and to book
Friday 8th Nov 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre Click here for details and to book
Sunday 17th Nov 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre Click here for details and to book


ABOUT THE COURSE

Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre is nestled at the base of Pillar, Steeple and Red Pike, making it a remarkable place for hosting our Autumn foraging courses. Ennerdale is one of the least inhabited valley’s in England, accessed only by forestry tracks with the nearest public road two miles away, making it an idylic place to rest and rejuvinate.

 

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 Wild Mushroom 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.

 

Our food is seasonal, so what you are served depends on what is growing at that time of year. In the Autumn we’ll use the array of tasty wild mushrooms that the area has to offer, plus any late wild greens that are still growing.

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.

 

 

Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre offers self catering off-grid accommodation, should you wish to combine your course with a peaceful weekend break!
To enquire and book: https://www.lowgillerthwaite.com/







COURSE LOCATION

Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre,
Ennerdale,
Cleator,
Cumbria,
CA23 3AX



WHERE TO MEET

We will meet outside the Field Centre accommodation building. 

GR NY 139 141. From Ennerdale Bridge take road east, via Croasdale, 3.5 miles to Ennerdale Forest. Continue on forest track 3 miles. Hostel is the first building below the RH road, 200m before the YHA.