Mushrooms / Fungi Walks




10th September – we have now read the new social gathering rules and are pleased to say that these events will run as planned. 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

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.


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.

03-Oct-2020 AMThe New Forest, HampshireFully Booked
03-Oct-2020 PMThe New Forest, HampshireFully Booked
04-Oct-2020 AMThe New Forest, HampshireFully Booked
04-Oct-2020 PMThe New Forest, HampshireFully Booked
17-Oct-2020 AMThe New Forest, HampshireFully Booked
18-Oct-2020 AMThe New Forest, HampshireFully Booked
18-Oct-2020 PMThe New Forest, HampshireFully Booked

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


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.