Join us for an informative foraging walk, where we will identify the edible and poisonous wild plants and mushrooms we come across. Enjoy a homemade refreshment along the way, and a light Wild Food lunch to include some of our finds at the end of the course.
Shalford Park is a beautiful riverside park on the outskirts of Guildford, running along the River Wey. It can be easily reached from Woking, Farnborough, Farnham, Leatherhead, Aldershot and Weybridge. With a mixture of open grassland and riverside this beautiful park is the perfect place for a diverse range of edible wild Spring foods to flourish. The course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the deer park and the castle grounds, teaching you how to identify the different Spring shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that we find. There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup. After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto. After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.
Saturday 13th April 12:00pm until 3:30pm
Friday 19th April 12:00pm until 3:30pm
Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8AA