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Wild North Discovery

Bushcrafts, wild food foraging, birdwatching, wildlife, nature and ancient craft skills in North East England and the North West Highlands of Scotland

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Exploring seasonal wild food with useful tips on safe foraging, the law, preparation and some tasting

There’s a whole load of wild food all around us; it’s just a matter of knowing what is edible, what is poisonous and what to do with it. We’ll give you an introduction to the wild food you can forage for in each season. There'll be plenty of useful tips on identification to stay safe while foraging for wild food, we'll cover the legal aspects of foraging so you stay on the right side of the law, discuss sustainability, look at how to prepare and cook the wild food we find and do a bit of tasting along the way.

There are also several planned public forages during the year. Visit the events pages to find out more.

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: 85 for two people, 15 per additional group member. Individual one-to-one booking available at 85.

Further information: Adult activity. Participants should be 13 years old or over and accompanied by an adult.

Booking: Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and click on the button below to pay online.

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The activity leader has been foraging for wild food since the early 1980s, is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and woodland skills for over thirty years.

Location: North Pennines - Harehope, Frosterley (other locations available for private bookings)

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