Foraging and Wild Food Course

Foraging and Wild Food Course

£50.00 per person

The Foraging and Wild Foods Course from Original Outdoors is an introduction to edible plants, fungi and other wild foods in the fields and woodlands of North Wales.

All 2018 Course dates now fully booked!

2019 Dates

13th April 2019
4th May 2019
15th June 2019
13th July 2019
3rd August 2019
7th September 2019
12th October 2019

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Course Description

Foraging and Wild Food Course

One-Day Foraging and Wild Food courses held in North Wales

£50.00 per person

Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in that season.

This course attracts clients from around the U.K. who are looking for an authentic foraging course, with instruction by professional foragers who are out looking for edible plants every week as part of their work with award-winning food businesses.

Our one-day foraging and wild food course takes place near the small rural town of Ruthin in Denbighshire, North Wales, and show what is available in various areas of fields, woodland and hedgerows.
We offer courses in Spring, Summer and Autumn to take advantage of the changing seasons and the varieties of foods and plants available at different times of year.

Most foraging courses consist of a short walk with an instructor just pointing out interesting plants. A day with Original Outdoors is different – almost straightaway you’ll be tasting foodstuffs and discovering new flavours. You’ll be shown how to prepare what you gather, and we can almost guarantee that you’ll able to find the same foods near your home when you get back!

The courses start at 10:00am and normally run through until about 3:00pm.

Course Content

  • An overview of the laws regarding access and what you can and cannot pick/gather
  • Examples of the main types of edible wild plants and fungi you can gather at different times of year, and where you are likely to find them
  • What is available is at that time of year
  • Preparation of the items you have gathered (and the consumption of!)
  • Fungi identification and safety
  • Recipe ideas and tips on cooking with wild food

Course Location

The Foraging and Wild Foods Course from Original Outdoors takes place in the Clwydian Range AONB just north of the beautiful market town of Ruthin. A mix of ancient woodland, pasture and ancient trackways is home to edible wild plants, trees and fungi.

Full joining instructions and meeting point will be sent out by email after you book a place on the course.


Do you forage for mushrooms and edible fungi?

Yes – but each course is focused on what is available in that area at that time. The availability of fungi (and particularly the edible species) is dependent on many conditions including temperature, humidity and even soil disturbance. We always talk in detail about mushroom foraging, but we cannot guarantee a good selection of edible species in the area on any given date.

Can I bring a dog?

Yes – but it will have to be on a lead at all times and be well behaved. You are responsible for your own dog at all times.

Is there any cooking involved?

There is no cooking involved on this course, but we do run a dedicated Wild Food Weekend that covers many aspects of cooking with wild food in the outdoors.

Additional Information

Booking Date

12th October 2019, 13th April 2019, 13th July 2019, 15th June 2019, 2019 Gift Voucher, 3rd August 2019, 4th May 2019, 7th September 2019

Who are we?

Original Outdoors is an established outdoor activity and training provider in North Wales.
We are passionate about the outdoors and share this through our training courses, activity days activity days and outdoor services.

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Original Outdoors
Maes Gwyn
LL15 1UL

+44(0)1824 703 121 (Office)

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