2024 Foraging Courses | Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

 

Foraging Course Yorkshire

Our foraging courses in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire are a journey through the season and the senses. We focus on getting to know the land and its wild food in a deep, immersive way that makes it easy to continue learning, gathering and cooking at home.

Leave the busy day-to-day behind and connect back to the peace of the natural world at our secluded woodland site near the beautiful town of Hebden Bridge. Wander amidst bluebells and birch to discover a wide range of plants and fungi that can be used to make tasty and nutritious foods as well as potent medicines.

A big part of what excites us about foraging is tapping back into ancestral wisdom. As well as plant and fungi identification, we’ll introduce you to core bushcraft skills including an ancient firelighting technique.

The course covers an introduction to the practice of foraging and its core principles, methods of preparation and cooking, folklore & history, and the nutritional & medicinal benefits of the plants and fungi we find.

You will be offered tasty wild samples along the way, from traditional preparations such as cordials, vinegars, fruit leathers & tonics to our more modern creations such as forager’s chocolate and hedgerow ketchup. The day also includes a cook up over the campfire.

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2024 Foraging Course Dates & Booking


About the Courses

 

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The course covers practical identification, methods of preparation and cooking, folklore & history, and the nutritional & medicinal benefits of the plants and fungi we find. You will be offered tasty wild samples along the way, from traditional preparations such as cordials, vinegars, fruit leathers & tonics to our more modern creations such as forager’s chocolate and hedgerow ketchup. The day also includes some time for personal reflection and observation in nature. You will receive info sheets and recipes that make it easy to continue gathering, learning and experimenting at home.

 

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Testimonial
2022 Foraging Course Participant
"The day was exceptional, from start to finish, and I wanted to personally thank you for creating memories that will stay with me for a lifetime. I couldn't be more grateful. You are both so knowledgeable, and your shared passion burned through and rubbed off on everyone during the day. I hope to join you again next year!" Sam Ratcliffe

 

 


2024 Foraging Course Gift Vouchers 

Our Foraging Course Gift Vouchers are a popular choice for Christmas and Birthday gifts. Once you’ve purchased a voucher, you can either print a copy or have it emailed to your recipient. They can then book themselves onto any Foraging Course of the same value in 2024. Courses take place regularly throughout the year with plenty of options to choose from. Click on the voucher image to make your purchase.

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Foraging Tutors

 

Live Wild’s Leonie MorrisLeonie is co-founder and director of Live Wild and works with people of all ages to help them rediscover the ‘wild nature’ both inside and outside of us. She is a qualified Bushcraft Instructor & Wild Food Teacher, with many years experience teaching a range of programmes including regular seasonal foraging courses across the north of England and our long-term Forager’s Journey programme. She is also a proud member of the Association of Foragers. Leonie facilitates our Questing With Fire rite of passage programme, and various nature-connection programmes for children. She is happiest when sharing foraging wisdom in a holistic context: using all of the senses, gathering respectfully and playfully with homemade baskets,  building a fire to cook up finds – she is a strong believer that all food tastes best cooked together over a fire!

Live Wild’s Sophie WrenSophie’s foraging journey began during her years living on the inland waterways where, mooring up in different locations, she became fascinated by the different plants, trees and fungi that surrounded her. Foraging fit very well with an off-grid way of living, and soon she was hooked! The unexpected gift was a depth of connection to the wild world that has been life changing. It wasn’t long before fungi became a fascination, and Sophie studied mycology with the Field Studies Council as well as soaking up wisdom from various mentors and elders in the foraging community. She teaches regular seasonal foraging courses and fungi identification walks with Live Wild in West Yorkshire, and in various locations across Northumberland. She also co-facilitates Live Wild’s Forager’s Journey programme alongside Leonie and is a proud member of the Association of Foragers

 

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Terms & Conditions

By booking onto a Live Wild Foraging Course or Foraging Course With Wild Feast you accept the Terms and Conditions outlined here

Please note:

  • Courses are suitable for people aged 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of the site and the presence of food and fire, dogs are not permitted on courses