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 the Yorkshire countryside.
Our course will take place in our beautiful Bank Woods, Summerbridge, in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty, from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturdays as follows:
Summer event – 2nd July 2022
Autumn event – 24th September 2022
Spring event 2023 – tbc
Our guide will be Lea Eyre, and experienced forager and tracker, who lives locally and understands the plants and fungi of Nidderdale.
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 cook and work with our ingredients, as well as sampling other pre-made wild food treats. Depending on what is available, we may enjoy:
– Cooking up our own fritters or flatbreads
– Wild quiches, soups and preserves
– Wild cakes and desserts
– Herb teas
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. 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.
Seven to ten days before the course, we will be in touch with directions and instructions for the day.