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Foraging Courses

Learn about all things foraging with Wild Food UK.

  • Booking essential

The foraging course begins with a short introduction on foraging, a talk about Wild Food UK’s Foraging Code with a brief summary of the Countryside Act. Then take a slow walk around Acorn Bank’s estate, learning to identify the different plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms you might find.

Along the way, there will be the chance to stop for seasonal homemade refreshments such as Wild Food UK’s wild sorrel soup, elderflower champagne or fruit leathers. End the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what’s been found throughout the day. Wild Food UK's homemade food is seasonal, so for these courses the meal will be built around what's growing on the estate.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Standard ticket£60.00
Child Under 16s£30.00

The basics

Booking details

Call Numbers are limited so please pre-book online. Please note, booking is through Wild Food UK's website - see link on the right.


Children of 11 and under attend for free - please get in touch to organise.

Meeting point

Meet at the carpark. Please note that there is a donation box for parking. National Trust members are entitled to free parking.

What to bring and wear

Please wear sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing. It's recommended that you also bring a cup, plate and cutlery, and a notebook and pen.


Across the estate, paths can be muddy, uneven and slippery.


Note to National Trust members - remember to scan your membership cards.

Upcoming events


Industrial Heritage Tours 

Discover the echoes of Acorn Bank's hidden industrial past in the woods.

Event summary

25 May to 31 Aug 2024
13:00 to 14:00
+ 6 other dates or times

Herb Garden Tours 

Hear the stories of the Acorn Bank Herb collection.

Event summary

2 Jun to 11 Aug 2024
12:00 to 13:00
+ 17 other dates or times

Great Big Green Week - 'Home Grown' 

Discover how easy it is to grow fruit and vegetables at home, even in small spaces.

Event summary

8 Jun to 15 Jun 2024
11:00 to 11:15
+ 5 other dates or times

Using Medicinal Herbs at home 

Discover how to make your own herbal remedies for everyday ailments with medical herbalist Bel Charlesworth.

Event summary

19 Jun 2024
10:00 to 16:00