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 Centre, near 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.

  • Porcini Mushroom
    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, Pembrokeshire

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Foraging in Ruthin, North Wales

    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.

  • Herd of buffalo grazing on Rhug Estate Farm

    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.

  • Coastline foraging, 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.

  • Coastal foraging, Cardigan Bay

    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.

  • Coastline foraging, 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.