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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.

Times

Prices

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.

Suitability

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.

Accessibility

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

Other

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

Upcoming events

Event

Herb Garden Tours 

Hear the stories of the Acorn Bank Herb collection.

Event summary

on
30 Jun to 11 Aug 2024
at
12:00 to 13:00
+ 11 other dates or times
Event

Nature Connection Walks with Wild Soul 

Embark on a slow, immersive and sensory seasonal nature experience in the beautiful woods at Acorn Bank.

Event summary

on
5 Jul to 20 Sep 2024
at
14:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time
Event

Neurodiverse Nature Connection Walks with Wild Soul 

Enjoy the beauty and serenity of Acorn Bank Garden at the end of the day, when other visitors have left.

Event summary

on
5 Jul to 20 Sep 2024
at
16:00 to 17:00
+ 1 other date or time
Event

British Sign Language Guided Tour - the Herb Garden 

Enjoy a tour of the Herb Garden at Acorn Bank, supported by a qualified British Sign Language Interpreter.

Event summary

on
7 Jul 2024
at
12:00 to 13:00
+ 1 other date or time