Summer Foraging Courses

The long days of summer bring a new range of wild food for the forager. The summer fruits, such as wild Gooseberries, Raspberries, Mirabelles and Sea Buckthorn berries are ready to harvest. Delicious fungi can found in old, unimproved meadows. Flowers can be gathered for making into drinks, both soft and alcoholic, and wonderful puddings. There are still salad greens and wild vegetables to be found in hedgerows, fields and beside river and shore. For those that enjoy shellfish, crabs may be caught.


This is a full day course comprising:

  • Two or more foraging walks / activities. These could include crabbing, looking for fungi, gathering wild fruit and collecting greens/flowers from hedgerows, fields, river and shore.
  • An indoor session preparing, cooking and eating a three-course lunch based on our finds.
  • An illustrated talk on wild foods.

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

Take a look

See a video or a blog post on a one of our summer foraging courses.


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

08-Jul-17West Bay and Toller Porcorum, DorsetFully booked

Bespoke option

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


Summer foraging course - wild food harvest
Summer harvest

Summer foraging course - watercress

Summer foraging course - foraging at the coast
Summer foraging at the coast


… a fantastic day …

Thank you so much for such a fantastic day, we all had a brilliant time.

Nadine, Somerset

…really enjoyed it …

Gunter and I wanted to thank you for a great forage day that we had with you, it triggered a new way of looking at the local greens and we also located quite some kinds of greens in our area, as also the fat hen just next to our garden. So thanks again for the day we really, really enjoyed it and have been talking a lot about it ever since.

Judith and Gunter, Holland

… really interesting …

Just a note to say how much Maureen and I enjoyed our day yesterday, it was really interesting.

Hope to see you again

Stephen and Maureen, Wiltshire

A great way to spend a pleasant day …

Really enjoyed the day’s foraging and the people I met on the course. A great way to spend a pleasant day learning something about the countryside