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The North East Wild Food Club wild food foraging in North East England, the North Pennines, Northumberland, Durham and Kielder


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The club is designed for people with a love of wild food whether you are a complete beginner to foraging or are more experienced and wanting to hone your wild food skills. 

Club benefits include:

Your own wild food mentor

You'll have ongoing access to an experienced wild food mentor to help you with advice and to answer your foraging questions including help with identification.

Five wild food forays a year

You'll have access to five wild food forays in a range of locations across the north east over the course of the year covering foraging a wide range of wild food from hedgerows to woodlands to the seashore from shell fish and seaweeds to wild herbs, fruits, roots, nuts and wild mushrooms. See below for forays in 2018.

Members wild food forum

A Facebook group for members to post on and share foraging experiences, discoveries, recipes, new wild food ideas and so on.

Wild Food Mentor

Your wild food mentor is Bruce Ferguson. Bruce has been foraging for wild food for over 35 years and has been teaching foraging skills since 1985. Thousands of people have attended his courses and foraging sessions over the decades and he has often appeared on television and radio sharing his knowledge and identification skills, most recently with Robson Green in More Tales from Northumberland and also on Made in Tyne and Wear.

Savings through membership

Just the five wild food forays would cost up to 300 per person if booked privately.

The value of ongoing wild food mentoring is much more and could save you an upset or two!

Foray dates 2018

February Sunday 4th 11am to 1pm Seashore forage St. Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay 
May Saturday 5th Harehope Quarry, Weardale
June Saturday 2nd Castle Eden Walkway, South Durham
August Sunday 19th Bellingham riverside, Northumberland
October Sunday 7th Wild mushrooms, Hamsterley Forest, Co. Durham

There will also be the opportuntiy for members to suggest other activites such as a wild food campfire cooking day, plant identification training sessions etc at discounted member rates.

Cost: 60 per person per year. 12 months membership from time of joining. All memberships bought in November and December 2017 will be valid until end December 2018.

Further information: Club members must be 18 or over.

Ring or email to discuss membership further as places are limited.

You can also buy a wild food club gift voucher as the perfect gift for a wild food enthusiast. Select the link in the top right corner of this page to buy a voucher.

Tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk.

Download club membership form

Booking options

Gift Vouchers

The ideal present; buy a 12 months membership gift voucher to the North East Wild Food Club emailed direct to you.