Foraging with Totally Wild at Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest
 
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Get ready for an adventure with a Totally Wild UK professional forager! Join us on a journey to learn about the hidden world of wild edibles that surrounds us.

And that’s not all! Enjoy a delicious wild food meal that will inspire you to pick up your foraging basket for your next adventure.

What to Expect

The foraging experience will last approximately 5-6 hours, giving you ample time to learn about foraging, explore the area, and enjoy a wild food meal!

You will be guided by a professional forager who will teach you about the rules and ethics of foraging. You’ll receive tips on how to confidently identify different plants, including their edible, medicinal, and herbal uses.

The foraging experience will involve a slow-paced walk with frequent stops to discuss and identify various plants, fruits, fungi, seaweeds, and tubers. The species you encounter may vary depending on the location, whether it’s an inland or coastal walk, and the season, but they’ll always be epic.

During the day, you’ll have the opportunity to sample an assortment of pre-made wild food items, including syrups, flavoured salts, and alcohol infusions. These wild treats will give you a sneak peek into the incredible flavours that nature has to offer.

Following the foraging expedition, you can opt to participate in a communal cooking session, creating dishes that are inspired by the season and that celebrate the bounty of nature.

Past meals have included dishes like:

  • Wild Garlic and Dehydrated Mushroom Fresh Rolls
  • Elderflower Eton Mess
  • Dandelion and Dulse Rice Noodle Salad
  • Dandelion Root Crumb, Meadowsweet Cream & Birch Sap Syrup

After the event, you will receive an email detailing everything you foraged during the day, including harvesting tips, edibility and the best ways to get these tantalising ingredients into your everyday diets. The email will also include recipes from the lunch you enjoyed, so you can recreate the magic at home!

Whinlatter Forest


2nd August 2024
10am
4pm
4th August 2024
10am
4pm
17th August 2024
10am
4pm
6th September 2024
10am
4pm
8th September 2024
10am
4pm
Price:

£70pp

 
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Lakeland Retreats do not run this event. For accurate, up to date information, please contact the organiser.
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