Mushrooms Course / Fungus Foray




This is a full day mushroom foraging course going into more depth than our fungus walks. It is still however, suitable for beginners who want to know more about identifying wild mushrooms / fungi. While a foray to look for fungi is still part of the day, it is one component of a full programme including talks, workshops and an identification quiz!

Our approach is not just to show you lots of species and tell you what they are, but to get you to understand why they are a particular species and how to identify them using simple tools. We have a permit from the Forestry Commission to run educational mushroom events in The New Forest. In line with the terms of our permit, this is NOT a trip to gather the biggest haul of edible species possible but is about giving you identification skills and teaching you sustainable, safe and legal practices.

Fungus Foray Agenda


  • Introductory talk


  • Foray – a walk through a variety of habitats to locate and collect as wide a range of fungi / mushrooms as possible


  • Lunch
  • Preparation and sampling of edible fungi / mushrooms
  • Talk on “Eating Wild fungi”
  • Workshop – fungi / mushroom identification
  • Identification quiz

We will provide tea and coffee but you should bring a packed lunch.


This day course runs from 9:30 AM – c. 5:00 PM.


Places on the fungus forays are £70 per person.


The maximum number of participants on the forays is approximately 18.

Take a look

See a blog post on one of our Fungus Foray’s.

Dates / locations

The fungus forays start at a village hall in The New Forest in Hampshire and will give you exact details in advance of your course.

05-Oct-19The New Forest, HampshireFully Booked
06-Oct-19The New Forest, HampshireFully Booked

We also run 3-4 hour fungi walks.

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

French Fungi Foray

If you would like a longer look at fungi, how about a weekend exploring the beautiful Brittany countryside learning how to identify mushrooms and toadstools?

You can find more details here.


Got a gift voucher?

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
  • Mobile number
  • Details of any dietary requirements, allergies or medical conditions that we should be aware of
  • The event you wish to attend (date and location)
  • The name and a telephone number of an emergency contact

If you have a voucher with a code that looks like hh5ab0e8384e7d8, this is a ‘new style’ code. You can book your places directly on the appropriate event page. Please enter your voucher code on the basket or checkout page. If the course costs more than the value of the voucher you can still book the place and pay the difference.