Derbyshire, Peak District Foraging Courses


Available Dates Available Spaces Time
Friday 1st Oct 2021 Spaces: 0 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Click here for details and to book
Saturday 2nd Oct 2021 Spaces: 0 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Click here for details and to book
Sunday 3rd Oct 2021 Spaces: 0 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Click here for details and to book


The Peak District is a breathtakingly beautiful area of England covering around 555 square miles at the Southernmost end of the Pennines. It was named England’s first national park in 1951 and is now the fifth largest national park in England and Wales. This diverse area is incredibly rich in a wide variety of edible wild plants and mushrooms throughout the year.

These courses will be held around Eyam, a little village in the Derbyshire Dales. Being just off the A263 this is easy to get to from Buxton, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Macclesfield, Derby, Stockport or even Manchester.

We will meet at the Miners Arms, 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. Drinks are available from the pub.

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 it’s back to the pub for 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.

Eyam itself is a beautiful Anglo-Saxon village full of history, known as ‘the Plague Village’ for its noble decision to isolate itself and prevent the plague from spreading in 1665. The Miners Arms is a lovely 17th Century pub which serves food and offers B&B accommodation.

Please bear in mind this is a walk in the Peak District and our usual route does include a reasonably steep hill.


The Miners Arms
Water Lane
Hope Valley
S32 5RG


Please park considerately and meet your course leader in the pub car park. 

Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic please meet your course leader outside the front of the Miners Arms, do not go inside and do not sit on an outside table. You will still be able to get a drink but due to the strict guidelines you can not go and sit at a table, even for a couple of minutes, as they will then have to thoroughly clean and disinfect it for the next customer. The pub have kindly agreed to reserve a specific table for us, your course leader will direct you to that area once the whole group has arrived. If it is busy then we will go elsewhere for the talk at the beginning of the course.