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Mushroom foraging courses
The River Cottage, Axminster, Devon, rivercottage.net
Wild Foods UK, numerous locations from Dartmoor to Dundee, wildfooduk.com, 01981 590604
The Fat Hen, St Buryan, Cornwall, fathen.org, 07767 792417
Taste the Wild, Pilmoor, North Yorkshire, tastethewild.co.uk, 07914 290083
The Wild Side of Life, Wiltshire, Chilterns, New Forest, thewildsideoflife.co.uk, 07979 109720
The School of Artisan Food, Nottingham, schoolofartisanfood.org, 01909 532171
Cracking Good Food, Macclesfield, Didsbury, other locations, crackinggoodfood.org, 07872 446642
Go Foraging, Bristol, goforaging.co.uk
Forage London, North London, foragelondon.co.uk
Galloway Wild Foods, Dumfries and Galloway, northern England, gallowaywildfoods.com
The best foraging breaks
In response to a growing fascination with wild food, numerous hotels hold foraging trips, feasts and breaks. Here are some of the best.
The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor, Cornwall, gurnardshead.co.uk, 01736 796928
The Tudor Farmhouse, Clearwell, Glos, tudorfarmhousehotel.co.uk, 01594 833046
Ashdown Park, Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, ashdownpark.com, 01342 824988
The Peacock, Rowsley, Derbyshire, thepeacockatrowsley.com, 01629 733518
The Forest Side, Grasmere, Cumbria, theforestside.com, 015394 35250
The Whitebrook, Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, thewhitebrook.co.uk, 01600 860254
The Angel, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, angelabergavenny.com,01873 857121
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