The Big Bilberry Pick - Cheshire

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Event Details

This afternoon is solely focused on the magnificent bilberry! Bilberries are full of goodness and grow in plentiful numbers on Teggs Nose.

Bilberries can be enjoyed in a variety of culinary creations, including jams, pies, tarts, and desserts. They can also be added to smoothies or enjoyed fresh. Bilberries are native to Europe, Asia, and North America. They are often found growing in forests, heathlands, and moors. Bilberries have a unique and intense flavor that is both sweet and slightly tangy. Their taste is often described as more intense than that of blueberries.


To begin, we will go through the basics of foraging, how Totally Wild got started and some of the best practices we’ve found along the way. You will also gain insights into proper harvesting techniques, accurate identification, potential look-alikes, and a wealth of culinary inspiration.

We will then head out on our walk to embark on an immersive journey focused exclusively on foraging bilberries. You’ll be sent off to gather a nice amount of berries and we’ll ask you to add your bilberries to the jam pot where we will be creating bilberry jam for everyone to take home.

Please bring your own jar/container as we will not be providing these!

Suitable for anyone over the age of 5 and it is ideal for families and accompanied children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Easy to Moderate walking grade.

A refreshment stop at the cafe is available.

There is public paid car parking available.

Please leave your dog at home for this event.


Ultimately bring along anything you feel necessary for a day outdoors. We will be outside for the majority of the course during rain or shine. We do advise the following items:

  • A 200ml jar for taking home your bilberry jam
  • Suitable clothing for the predicted weather (an umbrella if it’s predicted rain)
  • Sturdy footwear. Walking boots are highly recommended. 
  • A drink – some wild flavours may be strong and water is always advised for a days foraging
  • Snacks should you feel the need for them during the foraging walk. 
  • A pad or paper should you wish to take notes


Finalised course details are sent out on the Monday before the event to the email address used during the booking process. This email will include the specific meeting location for the course and an introduction to your forager for the day. If you have not received this email by the end of the Monday before the event please contact us. On the odd occasion our emails can end up in junk folders so please check there first. 

Our foraging events are run outdoors, and they take place in rain or shine. Please bring appropriate clothing and shoes for the predicted weather conditions. 


Ticket Section Title

Foraging Cheshire

Into the woods

One ticket per person please. 

Price £1.00

How many tickets? -1 +

Total Price £1.00


21/07/2024 13:00 - 16:00(GMT+01:00)

Teggs Nose Country Park

Buxton Old Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0APThis site is situated on and around the hill of Tegg’s Nose- our walks often take us part way up the hill, and so although our walks are always undertaken at a slow pace do let us know if you have questions about the suitability of this venue for you. This is an exciting place to forage, being a high altitude habitat. We love to pick bilberries here in the summer, and can find interesting mushrooms in the autumn as well as species such as hogweed, hawthorn and pineapple weed year round. Toilets onsite Paid public parking Children welcome (please note that one child under 12 is welcome to attend per ticketed adult, but we do not cater separately for children on our Forage and Cook events, so you be sharing your lunch!)  Cafe

Teggs Nose Country Park


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.

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