Fruit and Nut Foraging Courses




10th September – we have now read the new social gathering rules and are pleased to say that this event will run. We have / are taking reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of transmission in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance, including completion of a risk assessment.

“Guided tours of up to 30 people may take place indoors or outdoors provided businesses undertake risk assessments in line with this guidance document and put any necessary mitigations in place”. Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): The visitor economy

12th August – This event is going ahead with modifications. As we cannot cook at present it has been changed to a half day event at half price (£35). We will do the foraging walk as planned and give you time to gather the wild ingredients you would have picked for lunch, but then take them home to cook your own meal. If the weather looks good, we can eat our own picnics on route. I will supply the recipes in advance so you can buy the conventional ingredients that you do not already have at home.

The Autumn is when nature’s harvest peaks. Join us on a fruit and nut foraging course to learn what there is to find and how we can use and preserve the wild food glut. The day comprises a wild food foraging walk then preparing (and eating!) a wild food-based three course meal.

Our focus is for the day 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.

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


9:30 AM – c. 5:00 PM 1:00 PM


Places on this course are £70 £35 per person.


The maximum number of participants on this course is 12 18.

Dates / locations

27-Sept-2020Toller Porcorum, DorsetPlaces available


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If you have a voucher with a code that looks like 2017/18_9999a, this is an ‘old style’ code. Please look at the range of day courses and / or walks, place availability and our terms and conditions, and then contact us with:

  • Gift voucher code
  • Your name(s)
  • Email address
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  • The event you wish to attend (date and location)
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