Derbyshire, Peak District Foraging Courses
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
|Available Dates||Available Spaces||Time|
|Friday 18th Jun 2021||Spaces: 0||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Saturday 19th Jun 2021||Spaces: 4||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 20th Jun 2021||Spaces: 0||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Friday 23rd Jul 2021||Spaces: 9||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Saturday 24th Jul 2021||Spaces: 0||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 25th Jul 2021||Spaces: 1||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
ABOUT THE COURSE
Our course in the heart of the Peak District takes us from the historic plague village of Eyam, up through ancient meadows to reach woodlands riven by brooks coming down from the moorland. In spring and summer we can find a wide variety of plants including sorrel, wood sorrel and pig nuts. In autumn the many woodlands within reach can contain a wide variety of fungi including boletes, brittlegills and amanitas.
Being just off the A263, Eyam is easy to get to from Buxton, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Macclesfield, Derby, Stockport or even Manchester.
We will meet in the Hawkhill Road car park, the course starts there 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 village, 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 seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup, elderflower champagne or fruit leathers.
Then we will finish the day with a 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 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.
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.
Please bear in mind this is a walk in the Peak District and our usual route does include a reasonably steep hill.
Hawkhill Road Car Park
WHERE TO MEET
We will meet in the Hawkhill Road car park, opposite Eyam museum. The first car park is a council pay car park and the second you drive through to is a local free car park.