WALK THE WILD FOOD TRAIL & DISCOVER FORAGING
Explore wild plants that you can eat in your local patch. Join us for a guided walk through a range of landscapes on the hunt for the best wild foods that winter has to offer. Gain confidence in foraging and learn how to use these wild plants in your own cooking. We might just be lucky enough to see the sugary sap flowing from the birch trees too.
You may think there’s nothing tasty to be had during the cold, winter months, but if you know where to look there are still treats to be found. Edible wild plants and fungi are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to be eaten as a last resort. But to the forager, our woodlands and hedgerows are full of tasty and filling wild food opportunities.
You’ll be taking a half day ramble along the hedgerows on the hunt for “food for free” all set against the backdrop of mixed woodlands, wetlands and open meadows of Park In The Past, with 120 acres of wild space to explore in search of “food for free.”
YOUR WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
* Take a guided foraging walk through the woods, parkland and meadows
* Gain confidence in identifying a variety of edible plants including winter greens, fungi and roots
* See a demonstration of tapping birch trees for syrup
* Discover medicinal uses for seasonal wild plants
* Enjoy a wild tea taster
* Learn how to forage with a sustainable approach to the habitat
* Understand the law and your rights when foraging
Get in touch if you’d like to know more. Phone James, 07876 794 098 or email us. Advance booking is essential. Tickets are available on our website: https://woodlandclassroom.com/event/winter-foraging-walk-5/
The session costs £30.00 per adult
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
James is a Bushcraft Instructor and Forest School Leader. He has been working in environmental conservation over over 10 years now. He received the Bushcraft Competency Certificate awarded through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 2 years of study. He was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community owned woodland in Wales, overseeing management of 300 acres of broadleaf and conifer forest.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Park In The Past comprises 120 acres of outstanding natural beauty offering woodlands and wetlands, a magnificent 35-acre lake and the gorgeous River Alyn winding through it, as well as wonderful walks and spacious fields. Visitors can journey back 2,000 years and discover the recreated Roman Fort Build, an ongoing project in experimental archaeology and the only one of its kind in the UK