Shropshire, Bridgnorth, Comer Woods Foraging Courses
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ABOUT THE COURSE
We’re excited to run our first foraging courses in Comer Woods, which is part of the beautiful Dudmaston Estate on the outskirts of Bridgnorth. This woodland’s mixture of pine, beech, ancient trees and well established meadow 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 Comer Woods car park, the course starts there with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers.
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.
Comer Woods Car Park
WHERE TO MEET
At the Comer Woods car park.
Follow the A442 out of Bridgnorth towards Kidderminster. Drive through the village of Quatford. You’ll pass two roadside cafes (on opposite sides of the road) and Hollins caravan park. The entrance to Comer Woods will be on your left.
Follow the A442 towards Bridgnorth. Pass through the village of Quatt and the main entrance to Dudmaston Hall on your left. After half a mile, you’ll drive down a hill and approach a 40mph limit. The entrance to Comer Woods will be on your right just after the speed limit signs.