Mushroom Discovery Days 2017

Exciting Saturdays in stunning locations for the gourmet or naturalist alike... discover the world of wild mushrooms and how to identify and harvest them sustainably!

 bay boletus
Bay bolete - a common and tasty cousin of the cep (porcini)

"Quite simply a wonderful day out in nature!"
  • New Forest, Hampshire/Wiltshire
    16th September - FULL!
    Chilterns, Marlow area
    30th September - FULL!

    New Forest, Hampshire/Wiltshire
    14th October - FULL!
    Chilterns, Marlow area
    21st October - FULL!

    East Wiltshire - Berkshire border area
    28th October - FULL!

book by email to, gift vouchers also available now for 2018-19 in our shop! 

A journey of discovery through ancient woodlands and meadows to learn about the magic of mycelium and gather important facts about what to do and what not to do when gathering your first mushrooms. You will get the chance to pick and sample a few choice species under expert supervision too! Check out this article from Vegetarian Living Magazine to get a flavour of what our Mushroom Discovery Days are all about.

This is what Liz Earle had to say:

"Fred the Forager will take you to discover
 the wealth of Britain's edible fungi

  A great introduction to gathering your
  own mushrooms and learning the important facts"

Liz Earle MBE
Wellbeing Magazine autumn 2015

 Porcini wheel

A Mushroom Discovery Day is a great introduction to the culinary hobby of gathering your own edible mushrooms from the wild and will also open a window on the astonishing natural world of fungi... making the perfect gift for the forager, photographer or naturalist in your life.

(NOTE: These days are VERY popular so early booking is recommended). 

  • Saturday  16th September, New Forest, Hampshire-Wiltshire border: 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM  FULL

  • Saturday 30th September, Chilterns, High Wycombe / Henley area: 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM  FULL

  • Saturday 14th October, New Forest, Hampshire-Wiltshire border: 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM  FULL

  • Saturday 21st October, Chilterns, High Wycombe / Henley area: 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM  FULL

  • Saturday 28th October, East Wiltshire (Berkshire border area): 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM  FULL
  • Cost per day (6.5 hours): £90.00
Please note a personalised gift voucher is also available for this course - click the Shop link to purchase.

Bookings are be made by sending an email to (please put MUSHROOM DISCOVERY DAY in the subject line). Your place will be secure once we have received full payment by cheque or PayPal. If you have received a gift voucher for this course from a friend then your course has already been paid for and you must get in touch to reserve your chosen date.


If you wish to go on to develop your confidence and identification skills much further, we can also offer you the extremely popular Secret Sunday Mushroom Club which is ideal for the dedicated forager, budding mycologist or gourmet enthusiast alike!