Wild Foods

Join us for a fascinating and enjoyable day learning all about our local Wild Foods. Discover the wonderful world of wild foods as we have some fun foraging in the forest.

September is a great time to get out the basket and harvest some lovely wild edibles. However, how are you going to do this sustainably, with certainty that you are identifying your plants correctly or with the knowledge that they are safe to eat?

Join our resident ethnobotanist to find out the answers to all these questions. We will also enjoy a wee wild feast under the canopy of our local native woodland.

Wild things! provide all necessary equipment, tools, and learning resources.

Instruction and supervision is provided by our qualified and experienced Wild things! activity leaders. Maximum group size is 10 participants. Emergency Transport (4-wheel drive vehicle) is always available for outdoor activities. This event is for adults aged 16 years and over.

The course will run from 10:00am – 3:00pm and will be based in Sanquhar Woodland, in Forres. Meet at Sanqhuar Woodlands Bicycle Shelter, near Sanquhar Mains Farm.

A wild food lunch will be prepared and provided as part of the Wild Food event.

All you are required to bring is:

  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Sturdy pair of walking boots
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Your enthusiasm for a wonderful day in the outdoors.

We can provide waterproof clothing and warm layers if required.

Wild Food is a one-day event providing an insight into the wild delicacies that can be found among the woodlands.

Cost: £50 per person.

A wild food lunch will be prepared and provided as part of the Wild Food event.

The fee includes guidance by our instructors, lunch and all necessary equipment and materials. This fee does not include accommodation.

Select your chosen event from the dates and options listed above and complete the online booking form and make payment to confirm your place.

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional information, or if you wish to pay a deposit to secure your booking.

We can happily provide a gift voucher if you are making the booking as a gift for someone else.

“I learned so much, gained new skills and much more. I thought Jennie was a really inspiring person and the led the course brilliantly.” Course Participant 

 

“Enjoyed the whole experience, Jennie was very informative and interesting.” Course Participant 

 

“A well paced course, a lovely forest (Sanquhar Woodlands). Good variety of specimens to sample and see.” Course Participant