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


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A series of foraging sessions throughout the year looking at the seasonal wild food available, useful tips on preparation and some tasting

There’s a whole load of wild food all around us; it’s just a matter of knowing what is edible, what is poisonous and what to do with it. We’ll give you an introduction to the wild foods you can forage for in each season. We'll look at aspects of identification and we'll prepare and sample some seasonal food.

Although there are three seasonal forages with dates fixed (see below) you can also book a foraging session of your own for your family or group paying our usual half day rate. Please ring to discuss dates.

Spring forage:        Sunday May 28th 2017

Summer forage:     Saturday August 12th 2017

Autumn forage:     Saturday October 21st 2017

Duration: 13.30 to 16.30

Cost: 15 person for programmed event dates above

Private booking date 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.

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

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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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, Frosterley (other locations available for private bookings)

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