An Introduction to Foraging in the Lake District

From £30 pp

England, Lake District

3 hours

Join a group or go private

An Introduction to Foraging in the Lake District

From £30 pp

What You'll Do

Join a professional forager to learn the art of foraging, and discover the vast range of wild edibles available right in the Lake District, for a unique experience that really gets you off the beaten track.

Meet your guide in Whinlatter in the Lake District, and after your initial meeting, you will go through some of the basics of foraging. You will then head out to discover what exciting wild foods are growing nearby.

During the foraging event, your professional forager will introduce you to a number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes.

You will have an opportunity to taste a huge range of pre-made wild food tasters
from pickles to jams, chutneys, syrups, flavoured salts, alcohol infusions and much more.

Discover the culinary riches of the English countryside, as you find classic edibles you might expect to find in the stunning mountains and valleys of the Lake District, as well as a few unexpected ingredients!

Please note any cancellations within 30 days cannot be refunded.

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Discover the Lake District from a totally unique perspective by understanding its pockets of wilderness

Get in touch with nature and learn foraging skills from a professional forager

Taste wonderful produce made from the ingredients in the very earth around you

Your Local Host:


Having been in love with the wild world since childhood, James spent many years developing his skills and knowledge of all things “wild” from mushroom paper to Elderberry salt. James is now seen as one of the UK’s top foraging and wild food experts, he’s on a mission to share this knowledge and show people that wild food is something we can all forage, prepare and enjoy! James has brought together an amazing team of experienced passionate foragers who lead foraging groups in forests and wild spaces throughout the UK. The foragers are local to the area and have a deep knowledge of the local environment, flora and fauna and especially the edible plants and flowers!

Location Information

The tour takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Whinlatter Forest Park in the Lake District, close to Keswick in the North Lakes. It’s a stunning wooded area, bursting with life and edibles for you to go and find.

The exact meeting point and directions will be provided on your booking voucher.

  • Any specific kit required for the event to run including bags and baskets


Children are welcome, children under the age of 12 are free to attend – 1 child per paying adult.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

All of our food is vegetarian. Please contact us should you have any other dietary requirements.