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Totally Wild UK Are A Unique Team Of Professional Foragers.

Our foragers running the Foraging Courses have years of experience and all go through our L3 Foraging and Wild Food Accreditation.

We cook plenty of Wild Food on our Foraging Courses so we’ve put our favourite Wild recipes and Identification guides in to the foragers cookbook to help you learn about the edible plants growing around us.

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Foraging Vouchers

Our Foraging Vouchers make a fantastic gift, they are valid for 12 months and can be used at any of our venues across the UK.

What People Say About Our Foraging Courses

``Excellent Day``
We had a fabulous day out foraging with Megan in Barns Green. Along with perfect weather, we had all our questions answered and felt we left with a ton of knowledge.

I have already and would recommend for anyone to do this, a great day outdoors learning about nature.

Plus Megan cooked a fantastic meal in the woods at the end! 5*

Matthew HallForaging Guest

I’d like to thank Hazel and Totally Wild for organising such an interesting and inspiring event, which I enjoyed very much, as did my friend. This was a Christmas present from my son, and one which I will not forget.

The meal was amazing.

Anne LovellForaging Guest

Wow what an experience, spent a very full Saturday with Forager Fez wondering around Swinsty Reservoir on a Totally Wild Forage and Cook day. I learnt so much and Fez's demeanour made the day so so enjoyable I would highly recommend and will be booking again for a day foraging by the sea.

MikeForaging Course Customer

My partner and I had the most amazing experience with Totally Wild Uk last week with Fez.
His knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for foraging was outstanding, he also had a great sense of humour which made the day fun.
We did the forage and cook, a really fantastic day, discovering and learning about many plants, amazing to know these are on our doorstep.
The venue was also lovely in Fewston with a walk through and around woods.
The cooking and food was amazing and we enjoyed 3 delicious courses.
I would highly recommend this course to everyone new or experienced to foregoing.
Throughly fantastic day, thank you Totally Wild and Fez.

NicolaForaging Course Customer

Sam was utterly wonderful. I came away with plants I could instantly identify and eat (spotted on the path in my allotment) and she was a warm and very good teacher. She is the reason my sister and I have rebooked to come again on a foraging day in October. She was a complete delight and had gone to a lot of trouble with the food side of things too. Please pass on to her how much she made the day a brilliant one and what a fantastic ambassador she is for Foraging.

SarahForaging Course Customer

Hi, Just a short comment on the foraging experience that I had yesterday in Birchden Woods, under the guidance of Alasdair.
The whole event was superb. It was full of information regarding identification, tastes, uses etc. Enough time was given to each species, to observe and learn the basics and then have a starting point from which to hone that knowledge, and gain confidence to seek out again in the future.
On several occasions, Alasdair offered the group a Q and A session. I don’t think that anyone managed to ask him a question that he was unable to answer.
I’m sure that the vast majority of my group, if not all, would agree with my comments.
Thank you twuk, Thank you Alasdair

SteveForaging Course Customer

Hi
Just a quick message to say thanks for a wonderful day foraging!
Our lovely guide Kelly was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the plants that surround us, which often go un-noticed. Every plant we looked at was explained in great detail; when to forage, cooking and food application ideas, sometimes even chatting about the plant's history and folklore, really interesting. We enjoyed some of the pre prepared examples to taste or smell along the way. We were also shown a few poisonous plants to stay clear of, I really wish this was taught to children in schools! To end the day, our guide worked her socks off to prepare a very tasty meal, which included some of the plants we had collected during the day.

As I walked back to the car park, I re-visited and identified some of the plants we had seen along the way. Such a great day, and I'm now eager to learn more!

JoanneForaging Course Customer

Hey…
I attended the Alnmouth course on foraging yesterday and really liked it. Fez was great, really knowledgable- so I got home and used some seaweed infused into a sourdough loaf - Here it is!
Cheers

TonyForaging Course Customer

Really impressed with the professionalism of your company. Well organised from start to finish with knowledgable guides and follow up at the end and a very good book too. I will definitely book again.

MadeleineForaging Guest

My daughters Charlotte (Charlie) and Alice organised a day’s foraging for us this week, as a Christmas present. It was on a Thursday in Broxbourne.
We were helped by glorious weather but the day was made by George and Freya.
They were so knowledgeable, interesting and fun. Their enthusiasm was infectious. We had such a lovely day, culminating in a delicious meal incorporating some of our finds.
Thank you, Totally Wild, and George and Freya

SuzyForaging Course Guest

Newest Mushroom Guides

Our mushroom foraging guides are here to help you to forage for mushrooms.

The best Wild Mushrooms to Forage for beginners

The best wild mushrooms for beginners The world of mushrooms and fungi can be an intimidating place for beginners so through this guide we’re going to look at the best wild mushrooms for beginners. Many of them look very similar and if you get it wrong there’s the risk of…

An Introduction to Truffles

Truffles, an introduction One of the most commonly asked questions when we are running courses is ‘Will we find any Truffles today?’ unfortunately my answer is almost always no, through this guide we’re going to look at An Introduction to Truffles incase you happen to be lucky enough to stumble…

Pink Waxcap (Porpolomopsis calyptriformis) Identification 

Pink Waxcap / Autumn / Winter / Edible Scientific Name Porpolomopsis calyptriformis Common Names Pink Waxcap, Ballerina Waxcap Family Hygrophoraceae Habitat They are found in unimproved fields and pasture, verges and church yards. Description  One of the rarest and most beautiful fungi in the UK. It was only removed from…

We’re here to help you learn the art of  Foraging

We’re here to help you learn more about foraging for plants, mushrooms & seaweeds and to develop your art of cooking with wild foods in a safe & superbly fun hands-on environment.

Our Newest Plant Foraging Guides

Our Plant foraging guides are here to help you to forage for Plants, shrubs and Trees.

Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense) Identification Guide

Creeping Thistle / Spring / Summer / Autumn / Edible A native, biannual member of the daisy family.  It’s the most common thistle found in the UK and the stems and roots can be eaten raw or cooked. Common Names Creeping Thistle, Canada Thistle, Field Thistle Botanical Name Cirsium arvense…

German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) Identification Guide

German Chamomile / Spring / Summer / Edible German Chamomile is A non-native annual member of the daisy family, it can be used in the same way as the less common English Chamomile. Common Names Chamomile, Camomile, chamomile, German chamomile, Hungarian chamomile, Wild chamomile, Blue chamomile, or Scented mayweed Botanical…

English Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) Identification Guide

English Chamomile / Spring / Summer / Edible Chamomile A once common plant but due to habitat loss it is classed as vulnerable on the Vascular Plant Red Data List for Great Britain. We would therefore not recommend harvesting it in the wild. Common Names Chamomile, Camomile, Roman Chamomile, English…

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Our Newest Wild Food Recipes

We’re forever uploading new wild food recipes to share ideas for cooking the ingredients we forage.

Sea Bass with sea beet and marsh samphire

This Sea Bass with sea beet and marsh samphire dish was created using the Wild Veg box from Totally Wild UK, using the foraged ingredients, sea bass and a few other simple ingredients. Ingredients Knob of butter (make this recipe dairy free by substituting with dairy-free spread) 100g Girolles mushrooms…

Elderflower Eton Mess Recipe

This Elderflower Eton Mess Recipe is a fantastic way to utilise the summers Elderflowers, and once they’ve dropped out of season, if you’ve made up some elderflower cordial or elderflower syrup then you can use that in the recipe too 🙂 Ingredients for Elderflower Eton Mess Recipe (enough for 4)…

Wild Kimchi Pickle Recipe

This Wild Kimchi Pickle Recipe is one of the most moorish things I’ve ever concocted from our foraged goodies. You can serve it as a side dish itself, or add a little more soy and oil to it to utilise it as a dipping sauce, or – like I often…

Foraging and Wild Food Videos

We’re forever uploading new wild food videos to share key tips for foraging and ideas for cooking the ingredients we forage.