Type: Food and Drink
Location: Smith and Western, Tilgate Park, Crawley RH10 5PQ
Suitability: All Ages
Cost: some charges
Start date: 15/09/2018
End date: 15/09/2018
Event Times: 12pm - 3.30pm approx.
Description: This course is a simple foraging walk where we will identify a number of edible and poisonous wild mushrooms, fruits and plants.
With a mixture of open grassland, lakes and woodland this beautiful park is the perfect place for a diverse range of edible wild foods to flourish. Located just off the A23 on the outskirts of Crawley, Tilgate Park can be easily reached from East Grinstead, Horsham, Reigate, Brighton, Croydon and even Guildford.
We will meet on the grass outside the Smith and Western at 12pm. The course starts there with a 20 minute introduction on how to forage safely and sustainably, and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers.
Then we'll set off for a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the area identifying the different edible and poisonous plants, fruits and mushrooms that we come across. We then discuss and taste our finds over a light lunch.
Ideal for both the total novice and the intermediate forager looking to improve their knowledge, it is also an ideal family outing!
Organisation Name: Wild Food UK
Contact: Lindsey Wyatt
Telephone: 01981 590 604
email: click to email us
Open Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5pm