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Wild mushrooms, fruit, nuts and roots - Autumn wild food foraging at Hamsterley Forest in partnership with the Forestry Commission



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15th September Hamsterley Forest

Join experienced wild food forager, Bruce Ferguson, on an exploration of the wild food that comes into season in the autumn. This is the time of year to gather nuts, collect and process wild fruits, harvest wild roots and enjoy the flavours and textures of our wild mushrooms. Bruce has been foraging since the early 1980s and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Find out how to forage for wild food safely and sustainably and also how to stay on the right side of the law while you do it. You'll get a chance to taste some of the things we find as we go round the wood and get some hints on how to prepare the wild food you can gather.

Duration13.30 to 16.30

Cost: 15.00 per person

Booking: Ring or email to check place availability: tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and make your payment by cheque or click on the button below to pay online.

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Further informationAdult activity. Participants should be 13 years old or over and accompanied by an adult. 

The activity leader has been foraging for wild food since the early 1980s and recently appeared on television foraging with Robson Green on More Tales from Northumberland. All our leaders are DBS checked.


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