Devon, Exeter Foraging Courses


Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Saturday 1st Jun 2024 Spaces: 11 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Double Locks Click here for details and to book
Sunday 2nd Jun 2024 Spaces: 8 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Double Locks Click here for details and to book


These courses will be held in the environs of the Riverside Valley Park, in the area around the Double Locks, a beautiful canal-side pub on the outskirts of Exeter. The hedgerows and fields surrounding the canal provide a rich variety of tasty edibles throughout Spring and early Summer.

Situated just a short distance from the city centre, these courses are also within reach of Exmouth, Sidmouth, Tiverton, Paignton and Torquay.

We will meet by the Double Locks. Our Foraging Courses then 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, 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 Hogweed & Wild Garlic Soup or Elderflower Champagne!

Then it’s back to the meeting point for 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.

The Double Locks is a welcoming waterside pub, with a large beer garden – if you are looking to relax and have a drink after your day’s foraging.


Double Locks
Canal Banks


Outside the front of the Double Locks public house
Head towards Marsh Barton Train Station at the end of Alphin Brook Road. (If you see Lidl, you are at the wrong end of the road). At the end of Alphin Brook Road, take Clapperbrook Lane East, which is a bridge for traffic and pedestrians over the railway, which will lead you to a narrow, but passable bridge over the canal. Then turn immediately right along Canal Banks towards the Double Locks pub. Please try to park in the outer carpark.

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