Foraging Walks

totally wild uk logoA special series of events brought to you by Totally Wild UK in association with Earth Trust.

Totally Wild UK run foraging courses, with the aim of exciting people with the amazing flavours to be found in the wild, whilst promoting safe and sustainable foraging practices. We are delighted to welcome them to the Wittenham Clumps in 2024 for a series of guided foraging walks.

Forage and Cook

The ultimate foraging experience! Lasting approximately 5-6 hours, in this fascinating event you’ll learn about foraging, explore the area, and enjoy a wild food meal.

Guided by a professional forager, you’ll take a slow-paced walk with frequent stop as you hear about the rules and ethics of foraging and how to confidently identify different plants, including their edible, medicinal, and herbal uses.

During the day, you’ll have the opportunity to sample an assortment of pre-made wild food items, including syrups, flavored salts, and alcohol infusions. These wild treats will give you a sneak peek into the incredible flavors that nature has to offer.

Following the foraging expedition, you can opt to participate in a communal cooking session, creating dishes that are inspired by the season and that celebrate the bounty of nature.

We encourage you to walk, cycle or lift share if possible. There will be limited car parking spaces at the Clumps car park and Earth Trust Centre.

totally wild uk sustainable responsible foraging courses

Dates:
Friday: 21 June, 12 July, 9 August, 6 September
Saturday: 22 June, 27 July
Sunday: 14 July, 4 & 18 August, 29 Sept
Time: 10am – 4pm
Price: £70 per person
Location: Wittenham Clumps / Little Wittenham Wood
Suitability: For adults and children

Full details and ticket booking information for these events can be found on the Totally Wild website: totallywilduk.co.uk

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Foraging Walks

Whether you’re a beginner or someone who wants to deepen their knowledge, these three-hour foraging walks offer the perfect way to learn all about wild food.

During the foraging event, your professional forager will introduce you to a wide number of edible species, giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes as well as a huge range of cooking ideas.

We can never guarantee what will be found on the courses; one of the joys of foraging is eating truly seasonal ingredients and never quite knowing what to expect!

Dates: new dates coming soon
Time: 11am – 2pm
Price: £40 per person
Location: Wittenham Clumps / Little Wittenham Wood
Suitability: For adults and children

Full details and ticket booking information for these events can be found on the Totally Wild website: totallywilduk.co.uk

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Totally wild faraing courses Image credit Natasha Bradshaw

Foraging responsibly at Earth Trust wittenham clumps

Responsible foraging can be a way to meaningfully connect with the natural environment. However, as environmental stewards, we also recognise the need to ensure the sustainability of native plant and fungi species.

Foraging is only permitted on Earth Trust land as part of a supervised course with approved partners, or if advance permission has been sought and granted directly from Earth Trust.