Foraging and Wilderness Cookery Course – Level 3 NCFE IIQ Accredited

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The Aim of this course is to introduce you to the massive range of edible, medicinal and poisonous plants that are to be found in our woodlands, fields and hedgerows.  We will also be looking at tree identification and uses for those different woods.

The course is also designed so that you can learn to cook the ingredients and get the most from your meals.

  • Course:  Foraging and Wilderness Cookery
  • 2017 Dates: 6-8 October in Devon (FULLY BOOKED), 27-29 October in Staffordshire
  • 2018 Dates: 25-27 May in Staffordshire and 1-3 June in Devon
  • Venue: Devon (Near Exeter - EX11 1LU) and Staffordshire (Near Burton upon Trent - DE13 9RW)
  • Times: 7pm on the Friday - midday on the Sunday
  • Ages:  All ages above 14 years welcome

Additional Information

Course Dates

2017/07/28-30 – Staffordshire, 2017/08/04-06 – Devon, 2017/08/04-06 – Staffordshire, 2017/08/25-27 – Devon, 2017/08/25-27 – Staffordshire, 2017/09/01-03 – Devon, 2017/09/22-24 – Staffordshire, 2017/10/06-08 – Devon, 2017/10/27-29 – Staffordshire, 2017/11/03-05 – Devon, 2017/11/12-17 – Scotland, 2017/11/24-26 – Staffordshire, 2018/03/02-04 – Devon, 2018/03/23-25, 2018/03/23-25 – Staffordshire, 2018/04/06-08 – Devon, 2018/04/13-15 – Staffordshire, 2018/05/04-06 – Devon, 2018/05/06-08 – Devon, 2018/05/25-27 – Staffordshire, 2018/06/01-03 – Devon, 2018/06/22-24 – Staffordshire

Payment Options

Balance Payment £125, Deposit Payment £65, Full Course Payment £190

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DAYS AND TIMES 7pm FRIDAY to SUNDAY 12pm
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER 07786 436518
SAT NAV POST CODE EX11 1LU
DIRECTIONS FROM EXETER
From Exeter, take junction 29 on the M5 and head towards Honiton on the A30. About 8 miles from Junction 29 you will see a brown road sign showing the turning for Escot. Turn left off the dual carriage way, turn right off the slip road, turn right after you pass under the dual carriage way, take the second turning on the left following signs for Fairmile (do not go back onto the dual carriage way). Turn right opposite the Fairmile Inn. Drive into Escot (between the stone pillars) and then take the left hand fork to the restaurant car park.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST
Follow the A303 to the A30. Drive past Honiton. When you leave the built up area of Honiton, take the first slip road off the A30. Escot is marked on a brown road sign. Turn left at the end of the slip road. Keep going until you drive past a Memorial. Take the next left following signs for Fairmile (do not go back onto the dual carriage way). Turn right opposite the Fairmile Inn. Drive into Escot (between the stone pillars) and then take the left hand fork to the restaurant car park.
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DAYS AND TIMES 7pm FRIDAY to SUNDAY 12pm
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER 07786 436518
SAT NAV POST CODE DE13 9RW
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH
M42 - J9 - A446 - A 38 - Burton-on-Trent / Branston Junction. First left off island towards Tatenhill. Straight over cross roads in Tatenhill, to Rangemore village. We will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH EAST
M1 to J24A. A50 to A38. South to Burton-on- Trent / Branston Junction. Third exit off island towards Tatenhill. Straight over cross roads in Tatenhill, to Rangemore village. We will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
DIRECTION FROM THE NORTH WEST
M6 to J15 A500/A50 towards Uttoxeter / Derby. Turn onto the A515 at Sudbury heading for Lichfield. Come through Draycott-in-the-Clay, up the hill and take the second left at the six-lane junction onto the B5017. Follow this road towards Burton-on-Trent until you come to a traffic island with a Jet garage. Turn right towards Rangemore with the New Inn car park on your left. Take the next left and we will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
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Friday's Itinerary: 

  • 7.00pm Safety Brief
  • 7:30pm Make Camp (light fires, put up tents)
  • 8:30pm Safe Foraging, Conservation and Foraging within the Law
  • 9:30pm Make foraging and digging sticks.

Saturday's Itinerary:

  • 8:30am Plant ID (Looking at edible, medicinal and poisonous plants) and reading the landscape
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Cooking methods and making the most of your meals
  • 3:30pm More Foraging.  This time you go out and forage for your evening meal.  Especially ingredients to go in a rabbit stew
  • 5:00pm Ingredients, food preparation and hygiene
  • 7:00pm Woodland Cooking.  You cook the meal that you've been foraging and hunting for all day.

Sunday's Itinerary:

  • 8:30am Recipes and a woodland breakfast
  • 10:00am Tree ID, learning how to identify trees and what we use them for in the woods and at home.
  • Midday: Photos, certificates and sadly, as all good things must come to an end, depart.

The itinerary may change depending on the weather.  Please note that only the Foraging part of this course is NCFE IIQ Accredited.

 

Please click here for Foraging Learning Outcomes

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Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
Sleeping bag
Insulated sleeping mat
Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
Water bottle (1 litre mineral water bottle will do)
Head torch with fresh batteries & 1 spare set
Wash kit & towel
Pair of gardening gloves or similar for shelter building
Whistle
Personal toiletries & medication (to include toilet paper, sunscreen, insect repellent and lip salve)
Antibacterial wipes/soap
Tea or Coffee + whitener
Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
Spare change of clothing
Camera + Notebook + pen (optional)
Hammock, Tarp or Tent
Whistle
Sheath Knife (If you have one please bring it - if not one will be supplied)
Saw (If you have one please bring it - if not one will be supplied)
Billy Can and Stove
Folding Chair (Staffordshire only)

Outdoor clothing

Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable. Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers. A waterproof jacket and several sweatshirts underneath are sufficient. Jeans should not be worn, as they are slow to dry, clinging and cold. Natural colours or camouflage will give you a better chance of spotting wildlife. Walking boots are ideal, but wellies in wet weather and trainers in dry weather will suffice.

Food

You will also need to bring food for the weekend (2 x breakfast, 1 x lunch and 2 x evening meals). You can cook over the camp fire, or you can bring your own stove. Hot water is provided as the kettle will be over the fire all through the course.

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Instructions

You will not be posted any instructions.  Everything you need to attend the course is on this webpage and on the email that you will receive.  If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll be glad to assist.

Feedback and Complaints

Any feedback from you course is always welcome. If you have a complaint it should first be raised with the instructor running the course. If you are still not happy, please contact us in writing at the address above. We will always strive to amend our courses for the best experience for all concerned.

Insurance

Our public liability insurance is with Lloyd's and the policy number is T2015031913130358.