About Us

About Totally Wild UK

Our main goal is to excite people with the amazing flavours to be found in the wild.

On our Foraging Courses you’ll see that wild food is everywhere, when foraging in London you’ll find a unique range, compared to foraging in Cheshire with its relaxing countryside, when foraging in Scotland the deep woods offer bounty of mushrooms and foraging in Wales gives us amazing access to rural coastlines. Our team is constantly exploring and developing our range of foraging courses so we can make your learning experience as fun and valuable as possible.

Our Mission

To Make Foraging as Accessible to as many people as possible

Our Values

Actively Engaging with Wild Spaces

Positively Engaging with Wild Spaces, Ideally whilst getting some good grub out of it too.

Exceptional Experiences and Interactions

We aim to make as much of what we do Exceptional for our Colleagues and our Customers

Sharing Knowledge Freely

We aim to share our knowledge as Freely and Openly as Possible ourselves and one another.

Developing Professional Foragers

We strive to make foraging as true, realistic, respected and attainable as a Career can be.

Saving & Supporting Wild Spaces

We currently give approximately 15% of all our Experience sales to Save & Support the Wild Spaces we work with.

A Succesful Remote Team

We aim for our colleagues to be independent enough in their remote work, and connected enough to be part of the Totally Wild Family.

Our Vision

Our vision is to develop & support a community of foragers, groups and individuals who actively engage with, enjoy & promote safe and sustainable foraging practices. So generations to come can continue to grow the Wild Movement responsibly.

What People Say About Us

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 Course Guest

``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 Course 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 Course Guest

“It has changed the way I interact with mother nature beyond recognition! Beforehand I would pick blackberries, but now I scan every bit of hedge and wood, and find myself working foraged ingredients into loads of my cooking. I've got some paniers for my bike to accommodate my haul on Sunday mornings! The rest of my household have long since given up listening to a word I say when I return with bundles of foliage.”

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.

About James

Having been in love with the wild world since childhood, James spent many years developing his skills and knowledge of all things “wild” from mushroom paper to elder berry salt. James is now seen as one of the UK’s top foraging and wild food experts, he’s on a mission to share this knowledge and show people that wild food is something we can all forage, prepare and enjoy.

Meet the Totally Wild Family

James - Forager & Founder

Forager James

James started his journey into foraging through an art project called the Foraged Book Project, where they made paper from mushroom and glue from seaweeds. His journey continued into Food is still ongoing. You can find him in the hedgerows foraging and walking his dog.

Alasdair - Lead Forager - South East

Forager Alasdair

You’ll find Alasdair out in the woods, down at the coast or growing vegetables in his allotment. He not only forages incredible wild ingredients but also loves traditional fir lighting and cooking techniques.

Molly - Events Co-Ordinator

Molly

Caroline - Administrator Extrodanair

Caroline

Caroline found her way into foraging, and to Totally Wild, through the unconventional avenue of literature – she wrote her University dissertation on fungi in contemporary fiction. She loves to hike, wild swim, write, and draw, and is constantly amazed and inspired by the beauty and bounty of the natural world.

Vicky - Foraging in Scotland

Forager Vicky

Vicky grew up foraging with her Nana whose family were travellers.  “I guess it’s in my blood. We could always be found trawling the hedgerows for food, folk medicine and wildcrafting materials, no matter the weather, no matter how much moaning we did!”

Sam - Foraging in Cheshire

Forager Sam

Sam grew up foraging with her grandma, and her love of foraging was re-ignited with a guided walk many years ago and ever since she’s been bitten by the bug. Sam has a incredible interest and knowledge of Wild Mushrooms and you’ll often find her out in the woods hunting them.

Jane - Foraging around Norfolk & Suffolk

Forager Jane

Jane has had a lifelong love for the outdoors and is out daily across the Norfolk coastline picking bits for her dinner. She’s harvested wild produce commercially and has settled into teaching to pass on the knowledge she’s gathered over the years.

Hazel - Foraging in the North UK

Forager Hazel

I’ve been interested in plants and ecology since my mum was teaching me local wildflowers when I was a kid in Cumbria. Before finding this opportunity at Totally Wild I managed volunteers on various community conservation projects. My hobbies are making things and playing music, both lovely traditional folk music and diabolical extreme metal /m/ 🙂

Sophia - Foraging in the South West

Forager Sophia

Scott - Designer and Wed Developer

Scott Tyzack

After graduating, Scott went on to work at multiple creative agencies where he developed a strong skill set including brand creation, UI/UX design and animation

Fez - Foraging in the Midlands & North

Forager Fez

Richard, called Fez amongst friends has been involved with food in some aspect his entire life. He loves all aspects of foraging from seaweeds to flowers & mushrooms and specifically enjoys getting the family involved in some Wild Food.

Hannah - Foraging around Devon

Forager Hannah

Hannah has an addictive love for the outdoors that rubs off on practically everyone she bumps into whilst out foraging. She’s got a deep understanding of the herbal uses of wild species and makes up some cracking Wild Flavoured, nutrient-packed energy balls that have become famous within the Totally Wild Team.

Freya - Foraging in the South West & West London

Forager Freya

“My great passion in life is food, foraging and creating. I have always lived in the countryside and have a deep and profound love for the outdoors, in particular, for the edible things you can find there” It’s fair to say that Freya is also an incredibly exceptional baker and you’ll often find her feeding sourdough starters and baking away.

Dougie - Top Truffle Sniffer

Forager Dougie

Dougie loves cheesy treats, sleeping and generally making people smile. He’s been in truffle training for a couple of years now and is happily digging up truffles in the local woodland.