Herefordshire, Eastnor Castle Spring Foraging Courses
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
|Available Dates||Available Spaces||Time||Location|
|Saturday 16th Mar 2024||Spaces: 9||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||The Woodshed||Click here for details and to book|
|Friday 12th Apr 2024||Spaces: 14||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||The Woodshed||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 28th Apr 2024||Spaces: 12||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||The Woodshed||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 9th Jun 2024||Spaces: 16||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||The Woodshed||Click here for details and to book|
ABOUT THE COURSE
These courses will be held around Eastnor Castle Deer Park, a beautiful 300 acre park overlooking Eastnor Castle and the Malvern Hills. Its mixture of parkland and wooded areas provide a variety of wild plants and mushrooms throughout the year.
Being on the outskirts of Ledbury, this well situated venue is within easy reach of Malvern, Bromyard, Hereford, Worcester, Ross-on-wye, Cheltenham and Gloucester.
We will meet in the deer park, outside the Woodshed. 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 walk around the deer park and the castle 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 the recent weather and what is around at that time of year. In spring we will be making use of the fresh wild greens that the deer park has to offer.
After the course, we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day to help you to remember what you have learnt.
Eastnor Deer Park
WHERE TO MEET
We will be meeting outside the Woodshed which is in the Woodyard entrance to Eastnor Deer Park, can be accessed from the A438 Tewkesbury Road, 2 and a half miles east of Ledbury.
Follow the brown tourist signs for Eastnor Castle then look out for The Woodshed signs as you approach the castle walls.