Join us for an informative foraging walk where we will identify the different edible and poisonous wild plants, trees and mushrooms we find. We'll stop for a homemade refreshment along the way, and cook up a light Wild Food lunch using what we've found at the end of the course.
Thetford Forest is a large pine forest to the east of England within reach of Downham Market, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and even Cambridge. 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 area and along the Little Ouse river, 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 head back to the Alma Inn to 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.