Foraging Courses Now Available in Dorset and Somerset

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 2 different types of courses are available to choose from. We have the walk and talk and the walk and eat. I am unable to list the dates here as they are all subject to demand, 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.

Courses available are the ‘Walk and Talk’, and the ‘Walk and Eat’.

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 millcloseforaging@gmail.com requesting availability and locations.

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 millcloseforaging@gmail.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

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.

Weather it’s elderberries, mushrooms, or watercress that excites you – we will be looking out for everything that’s in season.

I look forward to meeting you!