Herefordshire, Drovers Rest Autumn Foraging Courses
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
|Available Dates||Available Spaces||Time||Location|
|Friday 6th Oct 2023||Spaces: 3||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Drovers Rest||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 29th Oct 2023||Spaces: 0||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Drovers Rest||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 5th Nov 2023||Spaces: 11||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Drovers Rest||Click here for details and to book|
|Friday 10th Nov 2023||Spaces: 15||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Drovers Rest||Click here for details and to book|
ABOUT THE COURSE
The Drovers Rest is a beautiful 16th century Organic Farm tucked away in the Welsh Hills, on the border of Herefordshire and Wales, near Hay-on-Wye. A working farm and holiday retreat with falabellas and alpacas strutting around among the numerous other animals, this idyllic country retreat has numerous great foraging spots in its vast grounds. These include an ancient wood, riverside and common land with amazing views. Give yourself an extra 10 minutes to find the place as it is ‘off the beaten track’ and expect a slightly hilly walk, but the foraging will be great.
We will meet in the courtyard. 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.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour, slow-paced walk around the grounds, 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.
After the walk we will end the day with 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 wild shoots 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.
Off Watery Lane
WHERE TO MEET
We will meet in the courtyard. Please do not drive into the courtyard, turn left into the car park as you go in and park in there. The post code does NOT get you here so do follow directions using google maps. Or if you use What three words flown.widely.yield. You will find brown tourist signs closer that are clearly signposted Drovers Rest. Their Lane is a no through road through the woods.