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Spring New Forest Foraging Courses

New Forest


The Red Shoot, Toms Lane, Linwood, Hampshire, BH24 3QT

Tel: 01981 590 604

Spring New Forest Foraging Courses


There are not many better places around than the New Forest to learn about the wonderful wild foods available in the UK. These courses will be held near Ringwood and are within easy reach of Salisbury, Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole.

Meet at the Red Shoot Inn, the course starts there with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. Drinks are available from the pub. Then set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the area, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous Spring shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that you find.

Stop along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup. Then it's back to the Red Shoot for a wild food lunch based on what has been found. This will include some treats made from the recent finds, a wild salad that will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto.

After the course you will be emailed a list of everything the workshop has talked about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.

In autumn 2016, the Forestry Commission launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of the New Forest fungi and to appeal to people to support a "no-picking" code on the Site of Special scientific interest (SSSI). They have given Wild Food UK permission to lead educational events only, so as a group you will not be picking anything to take home. Wild Food UK will pick sparingly for identification purposes and the meal at the end only.

There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.


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Opening Times

Takes Place (3 May 2019 - 5 May 2019)
Friday - Sunday12:00 - 15:30
Takes Place (8 May 2019)
Wednesday11:00 - 14:30
Takes Place (14 May 2019)
Tuesday11:00 - 14:30

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