Foraging walks & courses, bushcraft walks & courses and free to attend public events.
A half day foraging walk exploring the abundance of early autumn mushrooms. At this time of year if the conditions are right some of the best eating mushrooms start to put in an appearance. The Penny Bun, Girole, Green Cracking Russula, Summer Cep, Beefsteak Fungi, Chicken of the Woods - to name but a few.
The location of this walk is Kidbrook Park, neighbouring the Ashdown Forest. Kidbrooke Park is a 150 acre site with ancient woodland, meadows, streams, lakes and landscaped gardens offering multiple idyllic settings to explore nature. This course will introduce you to the fundamental skills required forage for wild mushrooms safely and with ecological consideration. You will get to explore various woodland habitats at this location under the guidance of experienced forager James Grant. James will show you how to approach the subject of foraging in a safe and fun manner considering the different fungi families and their features to get you started exploring the world of mushroom hunting.
These experiences are aimed at adult humans and as a result dogs are not allowed.