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May 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

forest to table - wild food & tree walk

A Journey of Discovery Through Native Trees and Edible Plants.

Join us for an exciting day of exploring the native trees and wild edible plants that are abundant in the area.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey of discovery as you learn how to identify a range of common tree species by looking at leaves, flowers, catkins, and other clues. As we take a guided walk through the trees and parkland you’ll gain confidence in identifying trees and plants and understanding their value to wildlife.

You will also learn to identify a variety of edible plants and discover their medicinal uses. You’ll learn what they taste like, where to find them and what you can do with them in the kitchen.

At lunchtime, we’ll share a hot campfire brew together at the riverside fire circle, sheltered under the canopy of native trees. Our guides will also share fascinating facts about the history and folklore of the plants and trees, as well as tips on how to forage safely and sustainably.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a foodie, or just looking for a fun and educational day out, this guided walk will leave you with the skills and knowledge to confidently identify native trees and start foraging wild foods for yourself. Plus, you’ll take away your very own Tree ID Guide chart, perfect for continuing your learning after the course is done. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the secrets of the forest and the fields.

This special course is taking place at Manor Golf Club, near Uttoxeter. Where the owners are making big steps to encourage wildlife alongside enjoying the sport. Areas of land have been left in their natural state so that the local flora and fauna can still flourish. This is home to many different species of animal. We have Red Kite, Otters, Herons, Egrets, Buzzards, Foxes, Hares and many, many more. The flora also flourishes with different types of grasses and flowers. You can find out more right here.

  • Take a guided foraging walk on the hunt for wild foods
  • Gain confidence in identifying a range of common native & naturalised tree species
  • Discover medicinal uses for seasonal wild plants & trees
  • Learn how to forage with a sustainable approach to the habitat
  • Enjoy a wild tea from the campfire – made from foraged plants
  • Learn how trees grow and their value to wildlife
  • Understand the law and your rights when foraging
  • Know where it is safe to forage wild plants, away from pollutants

Event details

Date: Sat May 20, 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Venue: Manor Golf Club, Kingstone

Cost: £40

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Tree ID Guides Included!

Everyone attending this course also gets a FREE Native Tree ID Guide produced by the The Complete Tree ID Course. This chart features the common broadleaved trees found in Great Britain and Ireland over the season of Spring and Summer. Flowers, catkins, leaves and other features are included to kickstart your tree identification skills. A digital copy will be available too which you can download to your mobile device for your next country walk.

Your Tutors: Lea & James Kendall

James is the Head Bushcraft Instructor at Woodland Classroom, having worked in environmental education & conservation for over 10 years. James’ approach to teaching  steers his students toward fostering a deeper connection with nature through understanding the landscape around us; “Bushcraft skills are an effective way to do this as we learn how to make use of natural materials and live lightly with the land, whilst also connecting with our own ancient past by seeing the land through the eyes of our ancestors.” James has also introduced thousands of students to the subject of tree identification through his popular online programme The Complete Tree ID Course.

Lea is a qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness in a Woodland Setting practitioner. She is a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. Lea is an active forager, passionate about how we can use common plants for both food and medicine. She enjoys making her own tinctures and medicinal remedies for treating common ailments.

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Skills you will learn

Over the course of the programme you will learn a range of skills, including…


Tree & Plant identification


Reading the Landscape


Nature Connection


Hedgerow Foraging

Book now

This course costs £40 per person and is open to adult learners aged 16 years and over. You can read our Event Terms & Conditions here.


May 20, 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


Manor Golf Course, Kingstone
Manor Golf Club, Leese Hill, Kingstone,
Uttoxeter, ST14 8QT United Kingdom
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01889 563234


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