Hi, at mill close we are running a full programme of foraging courses. These foraging courses are held at various intervals dependant on demand and season, with winter courses being roughly once a month, and in the summer and autumn sometimes several times a week. All foraging courses are led by me, Carl.
A full programme of walks for 2022 is no available, and we can be very flexible around people’s requirements and can put on walk and talk foraging courses in new locations to meet geographic requests. If you have something in mind please do get in touch.
The walk and talk foraging course is a 3 to 4 hour course that can be held anywhere across the whole of Dorset and Somerset. We meet somewhere with reasonable parking at a pre-determined location and we go for a walk using public footpaths Woodlands and private land that we have gained the permission to use. Throughout the foraging course I will show you edible fungi and other free wild edibles there are safe to pick. The foraging course is aimed at everybody from complete beginners to the intermediate forager. Costs for the walk and talk foraging course are £50 per person with discounts available for larger groups and for children. Should you be interested in attending please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know which foraging course you wish to attend.
The walk and eat foraging courses start and ends at mill close homestead and is culminated with a meal made from what we have managed to forage throughout our walk on the foraging course. This course typically takes 4 to 5 hours and weather permitting we will eat in the gardens where you will get to meet the animals here at the homestead if you wish. These courses start and end at mill close homestead which is near Castle Cary. Again, for availability please send us an email at email@example.com requesting availability. Be aware these courses book up very quickly so don’t leave it until the last minute. Costs for the walk and eat foraging course are £80 per person with discounts available for larger groups and for children. PLEASE NOTE, there are no scheduled walk and eat foraging courses currently scheduled for 2022 due to a house move and uncertainty around a location. watch this space.
Whichever course you attend the goal will be to leave you confident to continue your foraging journey into the future. In all cases we will be collecting edible mushrooms and various other wild growing food dependant on the conditions and the season.
Whether it’s elderberries, mushrooms, or watercress that excites you – we will be looking out for everything that’s in season.
I Am Delighted to announce the following dates are now set for foraging walks in 2022!
King Alfred’s Tower, Near Wincanton in Somerset
Saturday 26th March
Saturday 30th April
Saturday 28th May
Sunday 29th May SOLD OUT
Saturday 25th June
Saturday 30th July
Saturday 27th August
Saturday 24th September
Duncliffe Woods, Near Shaftesbury, Dorset
Saturday 23rd April
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 10th September
Thorncombe Woods, Near Dorchester, Dorset
Sunday 8th May
Coastal Foraging near Bridport, Dorset
Saturday 12th March
Saturday 9th November
Saturday 12th November
Combe Hill, Near Street, Somerset
Saturday 9th April
Saturday 11th June
Saturday 13th August
Saturday 8th October
To book a slot on any of these dates (subject to availability) please email me at MillCloseForaging@gmail.com
Other dates and locations are available upon request and bespoke walks can be held for your group at any location, please contact me for charges.
Please note that due to relocation, walk and eat courses are currently not being held until further notice.
I look forward to meeting you!