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Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Autumn)
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September 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

wild food and foraging course in north wales

Our One Day Autumn Foraging Experience

Autumn in the woods is the perfect time for foraging wild foods. Join James & Lea, your foraging guides, as we explore the world of edible plants, berries and fungi. “Food tastes better outdoors” is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself.

The secret world of edible wild plants will be opened up to you as we search for mushrooms, roots, berries & nuts at this plentiful time of year. To the forager, our woodlands and hedgerows are full of tasty and filling wild food opportunities.

This one day course looks at some of the best and tastiest ways to enjoy wild food. From our basecamp set in the ancient woodland at the National Trust’s Chirk Castle estate we will be exploring the forest and hedges in search of “food for free.”

  • Gain confidence in identifying a variety of edible plants & fungi
  • Learn how to prepare fish for campfire cooking
  • Understand the four main cooking areas of the campfire
  • Create sustaining meals using wild ingredients
  • Confidently identify, prepare and consume a wide variety of wild foods
  • Bake fresh bread in a dutch oven
  • Learn how to forage with a sustainable approach to the habitat
  • Enjoy a range of wild foods freshly prepared by you and the tutors at basecamp

Event details

Date: Sat 21st Sept 2024

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Chirk Castle

Cost: £75

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Your Tutors: James & Lea 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.”

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.

james and lea kendall - outdoor education tutors

Skills you will learn

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


Campfire Cooking


Dutch oven


Tree & Plant identification


Hedgerow Foraging


Nature Connection


Campfire snacks


Reading the Landscape


Firelighting Skills

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This course costs £75 per person and is open to adult learners aged 16 years and over. You can read our Event Terms & Conditions here.


September 21
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Chirk Castle


Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


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1 Adult: Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Autumn) 21/9/24
Admits 1 adult (16 years +) to Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery on Sat 21st Sept 2024 at Chirk Castle. 9.30am - 4.30pm.
£ 75.00
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