Thu, 07 Apr | Event take place at Into the Wild, Ashley

Foraging and Cooking Course

A 6 hour tuition course with a foraging expert, which includes ID guidance, picking wild ingredients and a cooking session.
Foraging and Cooking Course

Time & Location

07 Apr, 09:00 – 15:00
Event take place at Into the Wild, Ashley

About the Event

A 6 hour tuition course with a foraging expert, which includes ID guidance, picking wild ingredients and a cooking session.

This course is designed to get you as involved as possible - this includes identifying, picking, tasting and cooking with a range of wild plants that will be found on the day. There will also be lots of food and drink for everyone to get stuck into!

What you can expect from your Foraging Workshop:

  • a short introduction outlining foraging tips, ethics, etiquette and law
  • a circular walking route taking in different growing environments around the Into the Wild Site and Bollin Woods
  • a closer look at edible wild plants and any poisonous lookalikes by a professional forager with a focus on Spring and Summer species.
  • small tasters of wild food, drink and preserves. These may include liqueurs, syrups, salts, jams, wines and even freshly-picked items straight from the hedgerow!
  • the opportunity to hand-pick seasonal wild ingredients for your lunch
  • a guided cooking session to create a 3-course al fresco lunch, showcasing the ingredients you've freshly picked.

Once your booking is made, it is vital that you inform us of any dietary requirements - changes are very difficult to make on the day and you may end up going hungry if you haven't told us about something you can't eat!

All dietary requirements should be sent to

Please note: dogs and children under 18 are not permitted to attend this event.

What to bring:

  • Walking boots or similar
  • Weather-appropriate clothes
  • Waterproof coat
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bottle of water

Parking and where to meet:

Parking at Ashley Mill Lane can be a bit tight, so workshop attendees are encouraged to walk or cycle if possible. If you do choose to drive to the venue, please be considerate when leaving your car and do not block gates or access for other road users. The workshop will begin and end at Into The Wild's woodland site - look for signs for 'Foraging Workshops' and 'Forage Box'.

Our workshops are organised with your safety as the top priority, and will follow any current government rules or guidance in place at the time of the workshop.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU ARE LIVING WITH SHOWS ANY FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS. The safety of our tutors and workshop attendees is paramount - please do not take risks.

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These courses are run by Forage Box Ltd. Visit us at or follow us @foragebox

Always wild. Always sustainable. Always delicious.

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