Foraging in Yorkshire is a wonderful way to connect with nature on your doorstep!
There is something magical about heading out for a walk and returning with a basket full of edible treats. It’s such fun to cook a delicious meal, full of fresh, healthy, seasonal, naturally grown ingredients. No international airfreight, no chemicals, no packaging!
Join us at Bank Woods for Seasonal Foraging in Yorkshire where we will explore the meadows, hedgerows and woodlands in search of tasty wild treats. We will provide you with an insight into the wealth of food available for you to harvest from Nidderdale and the wider Yorkshire countryside.
Our course will take place in our beautiful Bank Woods, Summerbridge, in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty, from 10.30am to approximately 2.30pm on Saturdays as follows:
Spring event: 23rd March 2024
Autumn events: 21st September 2024; 19th October 2024
Our guide will be Nicola, an experienced forager, who lives locally and understands the plants and fungi of North Yorkshire.
We will show you how to correctly identify a variety of plants and flowers. You will also learn about responsible and ethical foraging techniques. During the session, we will also explain how to collect your wild edibles in a sustainable way, with minimal impact on the environment.
After filling our baskets we will have the chance to prepare and cook a light lunch over an open fire, with the ingredients we’ve found, as well as sampling other wild food treats. Depending on what is available, we may enjoy:
– Cooking up our own fritters or flatbreads
– Wild quiches, soups and preserves
– Herb teas
A basket if you have one, for your finds, and a notepad, pencil and a camera if you wish. You may also wish to bring your own cup, bowl, plate and cutlery, although they will be provided. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know in the ‘Notes’ section when booking and we will make arrangements for alternative recipe options.
Foraging in Yorkshire: To reserve a place
Simply purchase here.
Please let us know the name(s) of the participant(s) in the box.
Let us know any dietary requirements in the ‘Notes’ section. You will receive a confirmation email by return, and more information soon after. This means your place is booked, but you do not need to print these documents. Please note, the minimum age for this activity is 12; any participant below the age of 18 must be supervised by an accompanying adult.
Seven to ten days before the course, we will be in touch with directions and instructions for the day.
For Ts & Cs please follow this link.