Cumbria, Eden Valley glamping foraging courses
Eden Valley is a beautiful glamping site, situated in the stunning Cumbrian countryside. Located near Carlisle, Eden Valley Glamping has forests, meadows and pasture-land, hedgerows and ponds, which make it perfect for foraging! High Stand Woods, which we will be visiting, is a 250 hectare woodland, situated 200 yards and a five minute walk away from the Eden Valley Glamping site. It is home to a variety of wildlife, such as deer and squirrels, including a few reds and has a woodland pool too. Enjoy great views over the Eden Valley to the Pennines, rising to Cross Fell at 2930 feet (893m), the highest point in England outside the Lake District.
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 grounds, teaching you how to identify the different plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms that we find.
There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments, such as our lovely wild mushroom soup and elderflower champagne.
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, such as a wild salad that we will pick on the day, perhaps our wild mushroom pate, possibly some pickled chanterelles and some creamy wild mushroom pasta, then a seasonal dessert.
After the course we will email you a list of everything that we talk about on the day, to help you remember what you have learnt.