Family Foraging Walks

Foraging and subsequent cooking are great activities for adults and children, offering quality time, fresh air, exercise and something to eat or drink at the end. We should be encouraging the future generations to get "in touch" and "hands-on" with nature.

We believe it is better to run separate courses for adults and families, so we can pitch the course at the right level and maintain the interest of all.

We offer a range of foraging walks aimed at families - hedgerow, seashore and fungi and run them at locations in Dorset and Hampshire.

Hedgerow - discover some of the edible plants, flowers, nuts and berries to be found in our hedgerows. Exactly what we find will vary with the season.
Seashore - wander the seashore to track down great wild veg, seaweed and possibly more!
Fungi - enter the magical kingdom of mushrooms; learn all about them and be amazed at the variety to be found. We have a permit from the Forestry Commission to run educational mushroom events in The New Forest.


Hedgerow & Seashore walks - Adults and over 16s £10, 5 - 15 years old - £5, Under 5s free.
Fungi walks - Adults and over 16s £20, 5 - 15 years old - £10, Under 5s free.

All children must be accompanied - 1 adult to 3 children at most please. Any children attending the walk/event are the responsibility of the accompanying adult.

These events are for families - please do not book if your party is all adults. Please book on the appropriate adult event - Fungus walk, Seashore Walk, Spring Greens, Fruit and Nut.

All walks last approximately 2 hours duration.


The maximum number of participants on the walks is 18.

Dates / Times / Locations

Date / TimeCourseLocationStatus
23-Apr-17Hedgerow WalkToller Porcorum, DorsetCourse complete
22-Aug-17Seashore WalkWest Bay, DorsetCancelled
22-Oct-17 (PM)Fungi WalkThe New Forest. HampshireFully Booked

Our New Forest fungi events are by kind permission of The Forestry Commission.

Bespoke option

Family foraging walks are available as a bespoke event for your family or other group; read more here.


Family on a fungi / mushroom foraging walk.
A very happy family on a fungi walk.

Seashore foraging for families
Look what I caught Mum! Razor Clam