Wiltshire, Charlton Park Estate Foraging Courses
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ABOUT THE COURSE
These courses will be held around Charlton Park Estate, a beautiful 4,500 acre estate in rural Wiltshire. Although this is a new venue we expect to find a range of wild plants and mushrooms growing in this vast park, throughout the year.
Located just north of Malmesbury, these courses are within easy reach of chippenham, Stroud, Swindon, Dursley, Bristol, Marlborough and even Bath. We’ll be meeting at the Conference Centre.
The course starts 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 estate, 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.
Then we’ll finish the day with a 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 autumn the array of tasty wild mushrooms that the grounds have to offer.
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.
Charlton Park Estate
WHERE TO MEET
We will be meeting at the Conference Centre.
Please use the Charlton Park state Business Park entrance off the A429 Malmesbury to Crudwell Road. If coming from the M4 this is just after the garden centre and Aldi the entrance will be on the right, if coming from Cirencester will be on the left, just after grand gate entrance with the weeping beech trees.
Follow the drive through the arboretum and follow the signs for the Conference Centre.