Foraging and Wild Foods
Post-Course Links and information from Original Outdoors
This page is a home for the information we send to clients who have attended one of our public foraging courses. It contains links back to relevant blog posts, foraging videos and the best UK foraging books that we can recommend.
If you want to get in touch with us about anything to do with foraging and wild food you can do so here.
Foraging Books and Guides
A key part of our foraging courses is the idea of onward learning – there’s only so much information we can share in a course taking place in one location, and one day. There’s also a limit to just how much we can take in at one time, and anybody embarking on a journey of learning about edible wild plants will want to build up a foragers library.
The links below are for the books we refer to on the inland and coastal foraging courses we run every year, and represent a good spread of wild flower and plant identification guides, books dedicated to the subject of foraging and some further reading related to the subject.
Each link opens on the relevant Amazon shopping page.
Identification Keys and Guides
- Wildflowers of Britain and Europe (Podlech and Lippert)
- Collins Wildflower Guide (Streeter)
- The Wild Flower Key (Rose)
- Collins British Tree Guide (Johnson and More)
- Field Studies Council folding guides (Various)
- Collins Gem Seashore Guide (Preston-Mafham)
- British Coastal Wildlife (Sterry and Cleave)
- Wonderful Wildflowers of Wales (O’Reilly and Parker)
- Hedgerow (River Cottage Handbook – Wright)
- Edible Seashore (River Cottage Handbook – Wright)
- The Forager’s Calendar (Wright)
- Sea Fishing (River Cottage Handbook – Fisher)
- Food For Free (Mabey)
- Collins Gem Food For Free (Mabey)
- Foraging: The Essential Guide to Free Wild Food (Lewis-Stempel)
- Wild Food: A Complete Guide for Foragers (Philips)
- A Cook on the Wild Side (Fearnley-Whittingstall)
- Wild Food (Hillman and Mears)
Mushroom Foraging Books
- Complete Guide To British Mushrooms and Toadstools (Sterry and Hughes)
- Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe (Garnweidner)
- Mushrooms (Philips)
- Mushrooms (River Cottage Handbook – Wright)
Sign up for the Mailing List
Even if you have attended one of our foraging courses in person we DO NOT automatically add you to out email newsletter list – you need to sign up for it manually.
This isn’t one of those annoying daily things that constantly bombards you with pointless notifications and urging you to buy more things – we just share our latest blogs and articles, tips, videos and occasionally notify our subscribers about upcoming courses. The emails go out about once or twice per month at most.
Other Foraging Courses
We run inland and coastal foraging courses throughout the year, but mostly from April-October.
We also offer structured training in foraging for instructors, and advanced foraging and wild food training for users of all types.
All of our public foraging and wild food courses will appear below.
Coastal Foraging Walk£35.00 Per Person Select options
Foraging and Wild Food Course£65.00 per person Select options
Foraging and Wild Food Course – Private Booking£350.00 per group (up to 12) Purchase Item
L1 Coastal Foraging Basics Course£70.00 per person Select options
L1 Inland Foraging Basics Course£85.00 per person Select options
L2 Inland Foraging Practitioner Course (3 days)£340.00 per person Select options
Midwinter Foraging Course£35.00 per person Purchase Item
Private Foraging Day£350.00 per day, other charges may apply Purchase Item
Foraging and Wild Food Blog Posts
Selected posts from our blog related to foraging and wild food, including blogs on foraging law, safety and opinion pieces from Richard Prideaux.
The Wild Food Directory
The Wild Food Directory is a dedicated page we are slowly constructing with the aim of providing a free online foraging resource for anybody who needs it.
It is under construction, and we are slowly adding to it as we find time.