Derbyshire, Peak District Foraging Courses
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
|Available Dates||Available Spaces||Time|
|Friday 6th Sep 2019||Spaces: 13||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Saturday 7th Sep 2019||Spaces: 4||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 8th Sep 2019||Spaces: 11||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Friday 4th Oct 2019||Spaces: 15||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Saturday 5th Oct 2019||Spaces: 8||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 6th Oct 2019||Spaces: 9||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
ABOUT THE COURSE
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 and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. 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 wild garlic 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
WHERE TO MEET
At the rear of the Miners Arms, please do not wait at the front of the pub.
You can use the large car park at the back of the pub.