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Seasonal Wild Food - Edible Mushrooms, Fruits, Nuts and Roots

Join experienced forager Bruce Ferguson from Wild North Discovery on an exploration of the wild food that comes into season in the autumn.

This is the time of year to gather nuts, collect and process wild fruits, harvest wild roots and enjoy the flavours and textures of our wild growing mushrooms.

Bruce has been foraging since the early 1980s and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Find out how to forage for wild food safely and sustainably and also how to stay on the right side of the law while you do it. You'll get a chance to taste some of the things we find as we go round the wood and get some hints on how to prepare the food you can gather.  

Booking is essential through Wild North Discovery: Tel 01388 529154 or

Event details

When is the event?

Saturday 15 September 2018

What time is it on?


Who is this for?

13+ accompanied by an adult

How much?

15 per person

Where to meet?

Hamsterley Visitor Centre

What to wear?

Bring waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.

Do I need to book?

Booking is essential through Wild North Discovery (see above)

Dogs Allowed:



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Postcode: DL13 3NL

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