Autumn foraging course

Discover some of nature's wild food secrets on this half-day foraging course with Fred Gillam. You'll be able to enjoy walking through the Avebury landscape as Fred teaches you how to identify plants growing in our hedgerows, fields and woods.

  • Booking essential

During the foraging course you'll also be able to taste some of nature's harvest which at this time can include parasol mushrooms, clover blossoms and nettle seeds.

Fred has 35 years foraging experience and has featured on ITV's Countrywise with Gino D'Acampo and Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show. He is a regular contributor on BBC local radio and is the author of 'Poisonous Plants in Great Britain'.


Event ticket prices
  • All £50.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please meet at the Alexander Keiller Museum: Barn Gallery in the Old Farmyard
What to bring and wear
Wear clothing suitable for a walk. Fred will stop during the walk for a light picnic lunch, please bring your own packed lunch.
Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Parking in the main National Trust car park is included in the ticket. Please display a copy of your ticket in the dashboard of your car.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 September 2020 10:30 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

Hazel Barry-Scott
Call 01672 538036

Upcoming events

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Thu 12 Mar 2020
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Sold Out: Avebury sky tour

Sat 21 Mar 2020
Enjoy a tour of the night sky around the ancient stone circle at Avebury and take in its wonders from this perfect stargazing location.

Dressing Mrs Dunch

Wed 25 Mar 2020
Head to the Tudor parlour at Avebury Manor and watch as Mrs Dunch is dressed and her outfit built up from a linen chemise into a fine Tudor gown.

Landscape walk - Waden Hill circuit

Sun 29 Mar 2020
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Sat 04 Apr 2020
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50 things spring activities

Fri 10 Apr 2020
To celebrate spring we'll be running 50 things activities every day of the Easter bank holiday weekend. From making a home for wildlife to creating wild art, you can have fun while ticking off one of your 50 things to do before 11 3/4.