I very much hope you will be able to come along on one of my mushroom or seashore forays next year. I take several forays on my own (sometimes with wife or a daughter as helpers) in the New Forest and along the Dorset Coast. For the last five years I have also been running seashore and mushroom forays with Monica Wilde in Scotland. Other forays are run with my good friends at River Cottage in south-east Devon or the Kingcombe Centre in West Dorset. I also run a few forays in association with the Summer Lodge hotel in West Dorset, Moon Down near Tunbridge Wells and others.
Pleas note that, very sadly, dogs and forays do not go well together, no matter how well behaved they (and their owner) are.
This page enables you to book on one of my own forays. Other forays will be posted elsewhere with links to the organisation running the day.
If you would prefer to book on to one of my forays via email using cheque or bank transfer then do let me know!
Looking for wild fungi or seaweed or razor clams or crabs is very exciting and I have had many many kind emails from people who enjoyed their day in the woods or at the seaside. Below are just three (genuine!) recommendations:
Can I say a very big thankyou for the Mushroom Foray that I took part in on Sunday 14th October in the New Forest. We all agreed we had a fantastic day. We learned a great deal and enjoyed your stories and anecdotes as we perused the forest!
I want to thank you for a great day out in the Forest on Saturday. Both Claire and I have learned far more than we thought possible.
We just wanted to thank you once more for a terrifically enjoyable day in the New Forest. As well as the excellent organisation, your gentle yet rapier-like wit and the generous refreshments, we came away with a real sense of warmth and bonhomie. On all counts it was an absolute pleasure.
Forestry England, who have been kind enough to give me permission for these forays, asks that I draw your attention to the following link. https://www.forestryengland.uk/fungi-the-new-forest
A fungus foray in the New Forest with John Wright