North Devon, Bulworthy Forest Foraging Courses


Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Saturday 22nd Jun 2024 Spaces: 8 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Bulworthy Forest Lodges Click here for details and to book
Sunday 23rd Jun 2024 Spaces: 13 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Bulworthy Forest Lodges Click here for details and to book


Bulworthy Forest Lodges are tucked away down a picturesque drive, amidst woodland in a rural part of North Devon. This is a peaceful, tree-filled venue with beautiful lake views. Nestling in 25 acres of forest, teeming with flora and fauna and with five fishing lakes, this venue promises to be rich in good forageables throughout the year.
Bulworthy Forest is close to Barnstaple, Great Torrington and Westward Ho! and within easy reach of Plymouth and Exeter.

Our courses begin with a short introduction to Wild Food UK, what to expect from your day and a brief 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 Hogweed & Wild Garlic Soup or Elderflower Champagne!

Then it’s back to the meeting point for 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.

If you would like to make a weekend of your course, why not sleep over in one of the beautiful Forest Lodges and enjoy the night sky from your very own hot-tub!

Please note: Due to steep gradients at the venue, our Bulworthy Forest courses are not suitable for wheelchair users or persons with severe mobility difficulties.


Bulworthy Forest Lodges




EX39 4PU


There is no actual car park, but travel up the drive towards the Lodges – we’ll meet you by the large lake on the left, adjacent to the recycling area.

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