What’s it about?
Our 1 day foraging courses are for anyone who’d like to gain an insight into the edible delights of the British hedgerow and woodlands. So if you’re curious about the plants, berries and fruits that grow around you and wonder which you can eat and which you need to avoid, come and join us!
What will I do?
On our foraging courses the focus is on edible plants, nuts, berries and fruits commonly found in the hedgerow and woodland. Note that what we find and forage will depend on the time of year you come along.
From the meeting point we’ll take an amble along the tranquil lanes of the stunning North Downs Way and look at common plants, hedgerow fruits, berries and nuts that can be eaten; we’ll collect some as we go. We’ll also point out any plants and berries that are poisonous so you know what to avoid.
From the hedgerow we’ll move into ancient woodland and look at different plants, again collecting as we go.
When we arrive at our ancient woodland camp, we’ll have a refresher on the plants we’ve collected before settling in for the afternoon and cooking them. Everyone gets their own dish to cook and contribute to the banquet.
You can see our complete course schedule here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
Course size: Maximum of 8
Catering: We’ll eat what we forage, but bring a packed lunch as well as it will be late afternoon before the foraged food is ready.
Note: There is a short walk from the meeting point to the camp.
You might also find these Frequently Asked Questions useful.
What our customers say
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Thoroughly enjoyed the day despite the inclement weather. Learnt lots. Ate delicious food made in part from our collections. Enjoyed prepping this with my team mate. Top tip - take leather gloves for nettle collecting
Great day out in the beautiful Kent countryside and woodland. Fantastic setting. Nice relaxed Atmosphere and very informative day. Learnt loads about what is all around us and is freeTo boot.
Great food prepared by all. So simple
Thank you Nicola Gary and willow their dog
My wife and I did this day with no idea of what it entailed but we had a fantastic day Garry and Nicola were great company and incredibly knowledgable. Put simply it was brilliant and the food feast we all cooked from our days collecting was fit for a king.
This is my second year for a spring forage; a fantastic day.
Amazing day! The sun was shining, the hedgerows bountiful and Gary and Nicola were superb hosts. I learnt a lot on the day and had a fantastic meal to boot. Everyone attending the course was friendly and we all had a great time. I'd definitely recommend Jack Raven Bush craft to anyone looking to get more experience of foraging and bushcraft. Thanks again for such a great day out