Family bushcraft activities

Wild North Discovery

Bushcrafts, wild food foraging, birdwatching, wildlife, nature and ancient craft skills in North East England and the North West Highlands of Scotland


Edible fungi - the cep or penny bun an excellent edible speciesForaging for edible fungi

How to identify edible mushrooms and other fungi with plenty of tips on identifying poisonous species and staying safe

There is a wealth of really tasty edible fungi; we'll show you how to identify them safely so you can enjoy exploring this facinating and under-used wild food resource. The most prolific time of year to find fungi is from August through to October and it does depend on how the weather has been what the crop will be like. Give us a ring to discuss your booking and preferred dates.

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: Prices from 21 each for a group of 10, 30 per person for first two people, 15 per additional group member. Individual one-to-one booking available at 60.

Booking: Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and click on the button below to pay online.

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Further information: Minimum group size two; maximum 12. Participants should be 16 or over.

The activity leader has been foraging for wild food since the early 1980s, is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and woodland skills for over thirty years.

Location: North Pennines - Harehope or Hamsterley Forest, Weardale or Kielder

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