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Wild Food Courses

I very much hope you will be able to come along on one of my mushroom or seashore forays next year. I take several forays of my own (which I often run with my wife Diane - and my daughters, when they can be persuaded to help) in the New Forest and along the Dorset Coast. Others are run with my good friends at River Cottage in south-east Devon or the Kingcombe Centre in West Dorset. I also run a few forays in association with the Summer Lodge hotel in West Dorset, Carriage House Restaurant in Buckinghamshire, Moon Down near Tonbridge Wells and others.

This page enables you to book on one of my own forays. Other forays will be posted elsewhere with links to the organisation running the day. I will only be taking two or three of my own seashore forays this year - the booking details of the first of these is below.

If you would prefer to book on to one of my forays via email using cheque or bank transfer then do let me know!

Looking for wild fungi or seaweed or razor clams or crabs is very exciting and I have had many many kind emails from people who enjoyed their day in the woods or at the seaside. Below are just three (genuine!) recommendations from Autumn 2012:

Can I say a very big thankyou for the Mushroom Foray that I took part in on Sunday 14th October in the New Forest. We all agreed we had a fantastic day. We learned a great deal and enjoyed your stories and anecdotes as we perused the forest!

I want to thank you for a great day out in the Forest on Saturday.  Both Claire and I have learned far more than we thought possible.

We just wanted to thank you once more for a terrifically enjoyable day in the New Forest. As well as the excellent organisation, your gentle yet rapier-like wit and the generous refreshments, we came away with a real sense of warmth and bonhomie. On all counts it was an absolute pleasure.



Foraging Courses with John

Come and book on one of my own forays. Other forays will be posted elsewhere with links to the organisation running the day.

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Books For Sale

The Naming of the Shrew

Latin names - frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel - have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalid...

£14.99

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Mushrooms

In the first of an exciting new River Cottage Handbook series, mycologist John Wright explains the ins and outs of collecting, including relevant UK laws, conservation notes, practical tips and identification techniques. He takes us through the 72 species we are most likely to come across during forays in Britain’s forests and clearings: ...

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Seashore

In the fifth of the River Cottage Handbook series, John Wright reveals the rich pickings to be had on the seashore – and the team at River Cottage explain how to cook them to perfection. For the forager, the seashore holds surprising culinary potential. In this authoritative, witty book John Wright takes us on a trip to the seaside. But be...

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Hedgerow

Hedgerows, moors, meadows and woods – these hold a veritable feast for the forager. In this hugely informative and witty handbook, John Wright reveals how to spot the free and delicious ingredients to be found in the British countryside, and then how to prepare and cook them. First John touches on the basics for the hedgerow forager, with ...

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Booze

What could possibly beat a cool pint of beer down the pub or a lazy glass of wine at your favourite bar? The answer is: home-brewed beer or your very own brand of wine. With this, the twelfth in the River Cottage Handbook series, the inimitable John Wright shows exactly how easy it is to get started. You don't need masses of space to make alcoh...

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Forthcoming Courses

2015-10-23: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

£75.00 for Adults
£15.00 for Children
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2015-10-01: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

£75.00 for Adults
£15.00 for Children
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2015-06-06: Seashore Foray near Dunbar in Scotland

£90.00 for Adults
£20.00 for Children
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2015-05-17: Seashore Foray along the Dorset Coast

£120.00 for Adults
£20.00 for Children
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