South Downs Spring Foraging Courses
19 May 2019
12pm to 3.30pm
Adults £45, Under 16's £22.50, Under 12's Free
Queen Elizabeth Country Park is situated just north of Waterlooville, having the A272 to the North and the A27 to the South, makes it easily reachable from Portsmouth, Winchester, Chichester, Fareham and Eastleigh. This impessive 1,400 acre Country Park sits in the midst of the South Downs and includes a mixture of open grassland, dramatic downland and vast woodlands. Opened by The Queen in 1976, the park was once called Buriton Forest and hosts the highest point on the South Downs National Park at Butser Hill.
The course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the park, teaching you how to identify the different Spring shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that we find. There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup. After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto. After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (Visitor Centre) South Downs Way Waterlooville Hampshire
We will be meeting at the Visitor Centre car park.