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Forage and Feast in Nottingham

From £60 pp

England

6 hours

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Forage and Feast in Nottingham

What You'll Do

Join a professional forager to learn the art of foraging, and discover the vast range of wild edibles available in the heart of the English countryside, outside Nottingham, before cooking up your very own wild food lunch.

Meet your guide in Rufford Abbey Country Park in the Nottinghamshire countryside, 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.

After your foraging walk, you’ll cook up a two-course lunch utilising wild and foraged ingredients picked on the day – and some bits pre-prepared by your host.

Some of the dishes you can expect might be:

  • Wild risotto
  • Wild noodle salad
  • Wild beans and dips
  • Orange and hogweed seeds cakes over an open fire
  • Dandelion root coffee pancakes with birch syrup
  • Elderflower cheesecake

These items will naturally change according to the season and what you can forage, but whatever you cook it is sure to be delicious.

Please note any cancellations within 30 days cannot be refunded.

Experience
Highlights

Get out into nature and learn the techniques to forage for edibles there

Benefit from the guidance of a professional forager who will help you see an area in a completely different light

Enjoy a delicious meal made from ingredients all from the surrounding landscape

Your Local Host:

James

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 Rufford Abbey Country Park in Nottinghamshire, north of the city of Nottingham and close to Mansfield, immersed in the legendary woodland that covers the area.

Exact directions and meeting points will be provided on your booking voucher.

  • Any specific kit required for the event to run including bags and baskets, cooking kit and foodstuffs for cooking.

FAQs

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.