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Foraging Courses

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  • 17 July 2024
  • 10:0013:30
  • See organiser for pricing
  • Ages 0 – 18 years


Learn about all things foraging with Wild Food UK.

The foraging course begins with a short introduction on foraging, a talk about Wild Food UK’s Foraging Code with a brief summary of the Countryside Act. Then take a slow walk around Acorn Bank’s estate, learning to identify the different plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms you might find.

Along the way, there will be the chance to stop for seasonal homemade refreshments such as Wild Food UK’s wild sorrel soup, elderflower champagne or fruit leathers. End the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what’s been found throughout the day. Wild Food UK's homemade food is seasonal, so for these courses the meal will be built around what's growing on the estate.

Call Numbers are limited so please pre-book online. Please note, booking is through Wild Food UK's website - see link on the right.

Children of 11 and under attend for free - please get in touch to organise.

Meet at the carpark. Please note that there is a donation box for parking. National Trust members are entitled to free parking.

Please wear sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing. It's recommended that you also bring a cup, plate and cutlery, and a notebook and pen.

Across the estate, paths can be muddy, uneven and slippery.

Note to National Trust members - remember to scan your membership cards.

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  • Penrith
  • Cumbria
  • CA10 1SP
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