Mushroom Discovery Days 2018

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, 8th September
Chilterns, Marlow / Henley area, 22nd September
New Forest, Hampshire / Wiltshire, 20th October
Chilterns, Marlow / Henley area, 27th October
New Forest, Hampshire / Wiltshire, 10th November

book by email to, gift certificates 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). 

2018 Mushroom Discovery Days:

New ForestHampshire / Wiltshire, 8th September
Chilterns, Marlow / Henley area, 22nd September
New Forest, Hampshire / Wiltshire, 20th October
Chilterns, Marlow / Henley area, 27th October
New Forest, Hampshire / Wiltshire, 10th November


      • All days run from 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM
      • Cost per day (6.5 hours): £90.00


Bookings can 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 certificate 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!