Hampshire, Ewhurst Estate Summer Foraging Courses

AVAILABILITY & BOOKING



Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Saturday 8th Jun 2024 Spaces: 9 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Ewhurst Estate Click here for details and to book
Sunday 23rd Jun 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Ewhurst Estate Click here for details and to book


ABOUT THE COURSE

Ewhurst Park is a fantastic venue 6 miles northwest of Basingstoke, Hampshire. The estate includes ancient woodland, meadows and a beautiful lake teaming with wildlife.

The Ewhurst Park team are embarking on an estate-wide biodiversity project, which makes this venue a very special place to learn about foraging.

Our Foraging Courses 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 around the grounds, 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 warming Hogweed & Wild Garlic Soup or Elderflower Champagne!

After the walk we will end the day with 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.

Unfortunately, there are no facilities at this location and there is usually no access to a toilet.

The Ewhurst Estate regularly hosts photographers and recordists, so please be aware that there is a chance of being exposed to social media/publications during your visit. We need to request your permission before entering the Estate, so will email a consent form to you once you have booked onto the course.





COURSE LOCATION

Ewhurst Park
Lloyd’s Lane
Tadley
RG26 5RF

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WHERE TO MEET

We will meet at the Estate main entrance with the large gates which are permanently closed. Our Instructor will be waiting for people to arrive, once everyone has arrived our instructor will guide everyone through the estate to the location where we will be foraging.