Shropshire, Bridgnorth, Dudmaston Estate Foraging Courses
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ABOUT THE COURSE
Dudmaston Estate covers 3000 acres near the village of Quatt, on the outskirts of Bridgnorth. This beautiful Shropshire estate’s mixture of streams, pools, parkland and woodland allows for a diverse range of plants and mushrooms to grow throughout the year.
This well situated venue is within easy reach of Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, Dudley, Stourbridge, Telford, Halesowen, Bromsgrove and Shrewsbury.
We will meet at the main Dudmaston Estate car park, 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 forest, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous 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.
We will finish the day off with a lovely 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 fresh wild greens and in summer the wild berries and mushrooms.
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.
Please note: dogs aren’t allowed everywhere on the estate grounds that we may cover, so unfortunately they can’t come along to these courses.
WHERE TO MEET
At the Dudmaston Estate Car Park.
Follow the A442 out of Bridgnorth towards Kidderminster. Drive through the village of Quatford and continue on the A442. The main entrance for Dudmaston Estate is on your right, directly opposite the turning for Claverly.
Follow the A442 towards Bridgnorth. Pass through the village of Quatt and the main entrance to Dudmaston Hall on your left.