Fruit and Nut Courses

The Autumn is when nature's harvest peaks. Our focus is wild fruit and nuts. There are many, diverse ways we can use and preserve the glut of wild food. These include desserts, jams / jellies / cheese, fruit leathers, chutneys, ketchups / sauces, vinegars, wines, syrups / cordials and liquors.

During the course we will identify edible and poisonous species and learn how they can be used and preserved. We will cover the law related to foraging, safety and sustainable foraging practices.


This is a full day course comprising:

  • A foraging walk in our local countryside for wild fruit and nuts.
  • An indoor session preparing, cooking and eating a wild food, three course meal principally based on our finds.
  • An illustrated talk on wild foods.

The lunch menu is flexible and can be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


9:30 AM - c. 5:00 PM


Places on this course are £60 per person.


The maximum number of participants on this course is 12.

Dates / locations

02-Sep-17Aldbourne, WiltshirePlaces available
24-Sep-17Toller Porcorum, DorsetPlaces available

Bespoke option

Fruit and Nut is available as a bespoke foraging course for your family or other group; read more here.


Fruit and Nut foraging course - Autumn Harvest
Autumn Harvest

Fruit and Nut foraging course - fruit leather
Fruit leather

Fruit and Nut foraging course - Autumn drinks and sauces
Autumn drinks and sauces


An excellent day, thoroughly enjoyable …

An excellent day, thoroughly enjoyable and I have learnt a lot. Would definitely come again.

Neil, Dorset

Really good all round introduction.

Really good all round introduction. James’ knowledge was impressive and he was flexible in the tuition to suit our personal interests.

Zoe, Dorset

… a great day …

Just a note to say thank you for a great day on Saturday. I hope to join you another time.

Jan, Wiltshire

A great day…

This was a great day out and very interesting.

Martin, Wiltshire

thoroughly enjoyed the whole day

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, especially learning what delicious meals that can be made from what we found. We will be looking to book a fungi course next. Thank you for a very informative and enjoyable day.

Tiziana and John, Hampshire

.. absolutely wonderful … inspiring … highly enjoyable..

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful day yesterday, it was both inspiring and highly enjoyable with the added bonus for a wonderful meal to round it all off

Colin, Dorset