Field Mycology and Mushroom Foraging Courses


Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Sunday 19th May 2024 Spaces: 13 12:00pm to 16:30pm (Approx End) Herefordshire Click here for details and to book
Saturday 24th Aug 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 16:30pm (Approx End) Glynhir Estate Click here for details and to book
Saturday 5th Oct 2024 Spaces: 13 12:00pm to 16:30pm (Approx End) Herefordshire Click here for details and to book


Our Field Mycology courses are designed to teach you how to correctly identify a wide variety of fungi in the field, whether they are edible, inedible or poisonous. These will include polypores, crusts and ‘little brown mushrooms’ plus many other fascinating species, for which we will be using reference books and performing various chemical tests. 

These courses will be hosted by a leading Mycologist, plus one of our fabulous Wild Food UK foraging instructors! They will meet with you at 12pm and begin with a talk on the rules of foraging, and how to correctly collect the specimens.
You will then set off at a steady pace for around 2.5hrs, learning about and collecting some of what you find. You’ll stop for a wild food late lunch that has been prepared by the foraging instructor. This will be followed by a detailed identification of the various species collected on the walk, where you will be taught how to identify species that are a bit more unusual than the mushrooms foragers normally collect.

You will receive a comprehensive set of Wild Food UK ‘course notes’ a few days after your course. This email will include detailed information relating to the varied species of  fungi discovered, or discussed during the day.

For your day, we recommend you bring:

  • Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Note pad and pen
  • Water / drink to stay hydrated
  • Camera

This is a specialist Field Mycology and Mushroom Foraging Course. The course is perhaps more suited to people who already have experience in identifying mushrooms, rather than novices. Not suitable for children under 12 years.

Please note approximate finish time of 4.30pm to 5pm, although we may run over depending on circumstances on the day.