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Autumn is simply our favourite time of year here at Discover the Wild, not only is it the mushroom season but the hedges and woodlands are groaning under the weight of their own fruit. This is the time of year to get to know you Elder from your Rowan, your Sloes from your Damsons and your Raspberries from your Japanese Wineberry!
It is also the time of year that sees the kitchen in overdrive trying to preserve as much flavour from the season as possible, from jams and jellies to cordials and liquors and the we will walk through a variety of habitats which will tantilise your tastebuds and inspire you to make your own wild foraged hedgerow treats from the bounty we find.
Of course the added benefit of going on a walk for berries in the autumn means you are likely to encounter mushrooms along the way, so not only could you be picking a basket full of ripe juicy berries but you could be lucky enough to find mushrooms like the Chanterelle or even Porcini.
The walk is easy going and we will be stopping often to look at the wealth of botanicals on offer at this time of year, We will have lunch in the field (or wood!) and there will be foraged nibbles and drinks to enjoy, we will even be making a drink from some of the species we have found there and then!
Our courses are limited to 12 people as this number allows for a good atmosphere and allows David to get to know what each persons knowledge base is and cater to their needs, whether you are a complete novice to foraging or slightly more experienced we can offer everyone a truly great experience.
Things you need to know...
Price - £35pp (£20 Deposit)
Duration - 10am - 3pm
Dates (2017) - Sun 20th Aug, Sat 26th Aug
Tour Guide - David Winnard
Location - Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Details on where to meet will be given upon booking.
What to bring - A good pair of walking boots is advisable, a packed lunch and drinks. Clothing to suit the weather of the day. Many people find it helpful to bring a notebook or camera to make notes of all the plants we see.
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The Days Targets
• Get hands on with some wonderful edible plants including trying them there and then.
• Look for both berries, flowers and mushrooms to tantalise our tastebuds, we will be looking at how to identify edible & poisonous species so you know which to pick and which to avoid.
• Encounter a wide range of plants that are commonly found in woodlands and hedgerows at this time of year.
•Try some springtime foraged treats made from local plants & fungi.
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