Surrey, Banstead Foraging Courses

AVAILABILITY & BOOKING



Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Wednesday 19th Jun 2024 Spaces: 12 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) The Woodman Click here for details and to book
Saturday 13th Jul 2024 Spaces: 14 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) The Woodman Click here for details and to book
Wednesday 7th Aug 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) The Woodman Click here for details and to book
Saturday 7th Sep 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) The Woodman Click here for details and to book
Sunday 20th Oct 2024 Spaces: 16 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) The Woodman Click here for details and to book
Saturday 16th Nov 2024 Spaces: 15 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) The Woodman Click here for details and to book


ABOUT THE COURSE

There is a huge variety of edible plants in the South East, most of which can be found in the areas around our vast capital and Banstead has to be one of our favourite places under that umbrella.
There is much more green space than tarmac but it’s still well within the M25, making it easy to get to from Croydon, Sutton, Reigate, Epsom and Leatherhead.

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 warming Hogweed & Wild Garlic soup or Elderflower Champagne!

After the walk we will end the day with 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.





COURSE LOCATION

Woodman
Woodmansterne Street
Banstead
Surrey
SM7 3NL



WHERE TO MEET

We will meet at the Woodman Pub, which is roughly a mile walk from Woodmansterne Train Station.