Edinburgh, Penicuik Foraging Courses
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
|Available Dates||Available Spaces||Time|
|Friday 28th Aug 2020||Spaces: 0||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Saturday 29th Aug 2020||Spaces: 0||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 30th Aug 2020||Spaces: 0||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
ABOUT THE COURSE
The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a breathtakingly beautiful area covering 10,000 hectacres of Scottish countryside. On these courses in the Flotterstone area, near Penicuik, we usually find a range of tasty spring shoots and in the summer a wide variety of some of the best edible mushrooms around.
We’ll be meeting at The Flotterstone Inn, a lovely welcoming country pub less than 10 miles from the centre of Scotland’s beautiful Capital, and less than 5 miles from the A270 ring road south of the City. 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 Flotterstone area of the Pentlands, teaching you how to identify the different 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 Flotterstone Inn for a tasty 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 summer the array of tasty wild mushrooms.
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 Pentland Hills and our usual route does include a reasonably steep hill.
The Flotterstone Inn
Milton Bridge (A702 Biggar Road)
WHERE TO MEET
At the Flotterstone Inn