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Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Spring)
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April 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

foraging & wild food in north wales

Spring in the woods is an exciting time for foraging wild foods with fresh spring greens sprouting up everywhere. Join us as we explore the world of edible plants. “Food tastes better outdoors” is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself.

Edible wild plants are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to be eaten as a last resort. But 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. Your course is all set against the backdrop of mixed woodlands, wetlands and open meadows of Park In The Past, with 120 acres of wild space to explore in search of “food for free.”

  • Take a guided foraging walk through the woodlands
  • Gain confidence in identifying a variety of edible plants
  • Learn how to prepare chicken over the fire without pans or foil
  • 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
  • Try baking your own delicious 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 April 20, 2024

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Park in the Past

Cost: £65

campfire cooking course in north wales

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

Book now

This course costs £65 per person and is open to adult learners aged 16 years and over. You can read our Event Terms & Conditions here.


April 20
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


Park in the Past
Fagl Lane, Hope
Wrexham, Flintshire LL12 9HB United Kingdom


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