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Kayaking and fishing off Dorset

Fore Journey runs outside actions on and round Studland Bay on the Jurassic coast, providing half-day kayak foraging round Previous Harry Rocks (£65), is appropriate for vegans and vegetarians, specializing in harvesting wild crops and seaweed. Fishing and foraging (£70) provides fishing for crustaceans and fish akin to black bream, sea bass and mackerel; and foraging and feasting (£140) provides a two-course meal. The corporate additionally runs two-day wild tenting, sea kayaking and coastal foraging adventures (£290).
Subsequent kayak foraging journey 15 October,

Wild meals lunch, Britain-wide

Wild Meals UK runs half-day foraging programs all yr, educating folks about edible crops, mushrooms, fruits, roots and flowers. Most of the walks start at pubs or glampsites, so contributors could make a weekend of it. The Peak District course begins on the Miners Arms in Eyam, a Seventeenth-century pub with rooms; one of many Cumbrian programs begins on the Eden Valley Glamping web site close to Carlisle; and North Yorkshire’s begins on the Little Seed Area glampsite in Nidderdale. There are do-it-yourself refreshments alongside the way in which – maybe hogweed and wild garlic soup and elderflower champagne – adopted by a wild meals lunch.
£60 grownup, £30 baby,


DIY foraging, Monmouthshire

A foraged meal, Wern-y-Cwm.
A foraged meal, Wern-y-Cwm. {Photograph}: Liz Knight

Wern-y-Cwm, a Grade-II listed farm in 30 acres of wildflower meadows close to Abergavenny, not too long ago opened with self-catering properties and yurts. There are guidebooks on foraging and native wildlife, and the proprietor, Laura Tenison, can provide friends tips about the place to hunt for fruit, mushrooms and nuts. She has partnered with Liz Knight of Forage High quality Meals to supply half- or full-day foraging programs within the Black Mountains. The household foraging morning contains child-friendly actions akin to crown-weaving, potion-making and cake-decorating.
A two-night keep on the Cider Home with a day’s foraging with Liz Knight prices from £150pp (primarily based on 5 sharing),

Evening foraging, Shropshire

Hawkstone Park Follies, a 40-hectare park stuffed with Nineteenth-century towers, bridges, caves and gullies, is the spectacular setting for this two- to three-hour evening stroll. Foragers head out with torches seeking mushrooms – with luck, even discovering uncommon bioluminescent fungi, glowing at midnight. The worth features a mug of untamed mushroom soup and do-it-yourself bread. Guests can keep within the refurbished Coppice Cottage, a one-bedroom property with views of the park.
Evening fungi hunt, £35, 14 October,; Coppice Cottage prices £116 an evening,

Fungi feast, Hampshire

A fungi forage in the New Forest
A fungi forage within the New Forest

Wild meals professional Peter Studzinski is main a three-hour fungi forage within the New Forest nationwide park in Hampshire. There’s a mushroom cooking demonstration and lightweight lunch after the stroll, adopted by free time to discover Stockbridge, a reasonably city nestled within the Check Valley. Within the night, a mushroom-inspired dinner cooked by chef Phillip Bishop is served on the historic Greyhound on the Check lodge. Diners can improve to an in a single day keep in one of many 10 rooms, seven above the restaurant and three in an adjoining cottage.
Fungi forage £135pp or £260pp with lodging, 18 October,

Natural cocktails and high-quality eating, Kent

A fine-dining foraged lunch.
A fine-dining foraged lunch. {Photograph}: Lucia Stuart/The Wild Kitchen

Lucia Stuart, a wild meals chef, is helming a foraging expedition on seashores and in berry-rich habitats round Sandwich and Deal. The group shall be trying to find sea buckthorn, horseradish root, wild herbs and sea kale, amongst different bounty. Then it’s off to the Pilot’s Home, a 200-year-old property in Deal, to show all of it into natural cocktails and a fine-dining lunch. Visitors can sleep it off on the Rose, a equally venerable restaurant and boutique lodge on the excessive avenue.
Berry and seashore foraging with fine-dining, £129, 11am-4pm, 22 October, thewildkitchen.internet; doubles from £100,

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