These fungi walks are aimed at beginners who want to know more about identifying wild mushrooms / fungi. These three hour sessions take the form of walk to look for edible fungi / mushrooms. We will look at the identification of edible and poisonous species and ignore most inedible species. The walks end, if weather permits, with cooking and sampling our edible finds.
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.
If you want to go into more depth than the fungi walks allow, we also run a day long Fungus Foray.
The AM fungi walks run from 10:00 AM – c. 1:00 PM. The PM walks run from 2:00 PM – c. 5:00 PM.
Places on the fungi walks are £35 per person.
The maximum number of participants on the forays is 18.
Take a look
See a blog post on one of our fungus foray’s or watch this video from one of our fungus walks.
Dates / locations
We use a number of different woodland locations in The New Forest in Hampshire and will give you exact details in advance of your course. They will all be within 10 miles of Lyndhurst.
|19-Oct-19 AM||The New Forest, Hampshire||Fully booked|
|20-Oct-19 AM||The New Forest, Hampshire||Fully booked|
|20-Oct-19 PM||The New Forest, Hampshire||Places available|
|26-Oct-19 AM||The New Forest, Hampshire||Places available|
|26-Oct-19 PM||The New Forest, Hampshire||Places available|
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.