Foodie foraging experiences in Wales For a treasure hunt with a difference, hook up with a wild food expert. You’ll bag a few of the freshest, healthiest Welsh herbs, mushrooms, leaves and berries, and learn how to cook them. Bodnant Welsh Food, Conwy Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, near Conwy Recently named the UK’s top farm shop by BBC Good Food magazine, Bodnant Welsh Food is a hub of all things fresh and delicious. Its cookery school hosts occasional Food for Free days with local forager Cynan Jones. He’s expert at identifying mushrooms, so a handy chap to know. The Foxhunter, Nantyderry The Foxhunter, Nantyderry, Wye Valley Leading chef Matt Tebbutt knows a thing or two about wild food – a Flemish forager-in-chief, Raoul Van Den Broucke, supplies delicious ingredients for his kitchen. On request, you can join Raoul as he scans the Monmouthshire hedgerows for leaves, flowers and fungi to awaken the tastebuds. Fungi Forays, Elan Valley Porcini Mushroom Daniel Butler describes himself as a fungi fanatic. He thinks it’s a tragedy that many of us ignore the bounty at our feet – wild mushrooms, which grow by the bucketful in woods, pastures and hedges. On a mushroom safari, he’ll show you some of the 50-odd edible species found near Rhayader. Llys Meddyg, Newport Llys Meddyg, Pembrokeshire by Llys Meddyg Who better to guide you on a gastronomic stroll than Ed Sykes and his mate Don Lawrence? Ed is the chef at restaurant with rooms Llys Meddyg, while Don is a passionate forager who produces delicious hedgerow cordials, wines and spirits. They offer four hour coast and countryside walks. Welsh Bass Guide, Pembrokeshire Foraging in Pembrokeshire by Welsh Bass Guide Matt Powell from Welsh Bass Guide offers a unique combination of lure angling for bass and foraging for food in stunning Pembrokeshire & on the Wales Coast Path. Mid Wales Bushcraft and Survival Chris Ap Iago and Kate Rose offer bushcraft courses and excursions to help you identify edible plants in the wild. They’re survival experts, but don’t be alarmed: this isn’t a bushtucker trial. Your understanding of woodlands and taste for the countryside is sure to blossom in their company. Original Outdoors, Ruthin Foraging in Ruthin, North Wales by Stonehouse Photographic Discover new flavours with a professional forager who knows all the rules and is out looking for edible plants and game every day of the week. Once you’ve gathered some ingredients, you’ll learn some recipes and get cooking over an open fire. Each outing is different, depending on the season. Rhug Estate Foraging, Corwen Rhug Estate Farm, Denbighshire, North East Wales by Mike Everett The foragers from Original Outdoors gather ethically and sustainably sourced edible wild plants from the uncultivated hedgerows, meadows, woodlands and coastal areas belonging to the Rhug Estate organic farm. Their tasty finds are sold at the Rhug Farm Shop. Wild About Pembrokeshire Coastline foraging, Pembrokeshire by Wild About Pembrokeshire Julia Horton-Powdrill, founder of Pembrokeshire’s Wild About Pembrokeshire runs a fun hedgerow and seashore foraging courses for beginners and families. Wild Pickings, Ceredigion Coastal foraging, Cardigan Bay by Jade Mellor Set off on a gentle adventure with Jade Mellor, an experienced forager based in West Wales. She’ll share practical skills, explaining how to gather fungi, berries, nuts, seeds and wild greens carefully and sensitively. Your session may end with a wild fruit wine tasting or a foragers’ afternoon tea. Wilderness Discovery, Wye Valley Coastline foraging, Wye Valley by Alan Cree Wilderness Discovery’s Hedge Chef will open your eyes to the abundance of natural foods that are ours for the picking. Book a foraging day and you’ll explore several different habitats such as woodlands, fields, meadows and estuary wetlands, discovering delicious treats as you go. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Wales on Film Wales has been host to hundreds of films. Here are some of those scene-stealing performances. A feast of foraging Daniel Bulter from Fungi Foray’s thinks Wales has the perfect wild mushroom growing climate. Food foraging in Wales Writer Charles Williams reveals the delights you can find for free on a guided foraging trip. It’s a living thing Children can make history at one of our brilliant living history museums. Gay Wales: where to stay The door’s open everywhere in Wales, but here are a few places we like. Gay Wales: where to stay The door’s open everywhere in Wales, but here are a few places we like.