UK Funghi Forays

For individuals, groups or team building – a funghi foray is always a great day out!

Get out in the fresh air and learn a bit more about the fascinating kingdom of mushrooms on one of our UK based fungus forays. Taking place in the beautiful Peak District each event lasts approximately four hours, including lunch al fresco, where we’ll fry up some of the mushrooms we’ve picked, to enjoy with tasty sausages and bread, hot and cold drinks, and home made cake to follow

Photo by Tittit Hardingz-SaxmarkRachel's delicious Victoria sponge

 

 

During the walk we’ll talk about the mushrooms we find along the way, and you’ll learn basic identification techniques such as the main characteristics of the different funghi families to help you to start picking with confidence if you are a beginner. The emphasis is Hayfield foray 2016on having fun and learning some useful tips on how to recognise the many tasty edible funghi that can be found if you know what to look out for! By the end of the walk you should have a good grounding in at least one of the families of beginners mushrooms, like boletus & other ceps, and a basic knowledge of how to spot the nasties.

2017 dates:

Sunday 10 September – FULLY BOOKED

Sunday 24 September – FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 7 October – FULLY BOOKED

Prices:

Adults: £40 
Children aged 7 – 12: £20   

This price is for a half day event, meeting at 10.15 for a 10.30 start and lasting approximately 4 hours, including all food and drinks for the lunch al fresco.

Private forays for groups of up to 12:

If you’re looking for a different kind of group event for a business or private party we can provide a tailor made event on an alternative date to the ones above, including mid week. Just give us a call to discuss!

For more information or to book use our Contact page.

If you are planning a holiday in West Sweden we also do forays there, on the beautiful island of Orust. You’ll find more information here

More info:

  • Please wear/bring suitable clothing for a country walk. Some of the paths are rocky/muddy/steep so the walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
  • Drinks and snacks are not provided on the actual walk.
  • Lunch includes hot and cold drinks and something sweet to follow.
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome.

New Mills Festival Foray 2017

Festival Foray 2013 We will be doing a shorter mushroom foray in our home town of New Mills, as part of the renowned Festival which takes place during the last two weeks of September. Starting and ending in New Mills, North Derbyshire, the two hour walk ends in a local pub where you’ll get a taste of a wild mushroom soup we’ve made earlier and the chance to chat about the mushrooms we pick on the walk.
Full details of this and all the other Festival events can be found from the end of August onwards on the festival website: www.newmillsfestival.com. Please note that this is a very popular event that gets booked up very quickly and priority is given to residents of New Mills.

Testimonials…..

“Just want to say thank you for a fantastic day on Saturday, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to come over again.
I’m heading up to the hills this weekend armed with my mushroom knife and Roger Phillips book, so you may get a flurry of photos with question marks next to them (don’t worry I won’t be eating any thing I’m not 110% sure about.)”

Jamie McHugh, Nottingham

“Just a short note to say how lovely it was meeting you both last Sunday, and what a fab day the boys had, they really really enjoyed themselves, and Phil is busy cooking his mushroom with scrambled egg for his breakfast as we speak.  They found the trek really enjoyable and informative and I am now looking for a book about mushroom picking for a present for him.  Thank you also for your hospitality, they loved their lunch.”

Kath Nixon, Staffordshire

“We had a really good time and it’s inspired me to carry on foraging.”

Ian Waddell,  New Mills

“Really great time – and cured my daughter’s fear of mushrooms! Thanks so much!”

Lisa Johnson