Wild Food Foraging & Cookery


Sat 16th March 2024Sat 16th March 2024
Sat 27th April 2024Sat 27th April 2024
Sat 8th June 2024Sat 8th June 2024

Join us at The Ground Up Cookery School and create a range of tasty food and drinks using foraged, seasonal and local ingredients. Based within the beautiful Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon, this two-part course begins at the school for refreshments before departing for a guided walk. We will assist you in identifying and collecting a range of seasonal fruit, nuts, leaves, roots or fungi to take back to the Ground Up Cookery School Kitchen for the second part of the day.

The afternoon will be spent cooking some amazing dishes. You will learn general skills as well as specific delicious recipes, to replicate at home. No prior experience is necessary, however if you are an experienced cook, you will have the opportunity to push yourself further.

We will taste all the dishes on the day, but bring containers as there will be the opportunity to take some home to share with your friends and family!

The course content will vary with the seasons, no two dates will be the same.

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If you are unavailable to attend listed dates and would like to be added to a waiting list for future events, please email us and we will let you know when new dates are added.

Schedule of the day 

9:30  Arrival and introductions

Travel to start point (walking or car, max 15 minutes) for walking tour, identifying key species, seasonality and sustainability


Return to Ground Up Cookery School for refreshments.


Guests to cook dishes in pairs (2 or 3 recipes per team) using wild ingredients


Finish dishes and serve and eat together, discuss dishes and ingredients. Q&A.


Wrap up- handouts for guests containing field guides and recipes.



Please note

This course will take place on a variety of terrains. If you have any concerns about accessibility please feel free to contact us to discuss. We have a variety of options available and would very much like to make this course accessible to as many people as possible. We recommend that you wear walking boots or shoes and bring wellingtons and wet weather gear with you just in case.


Please let us know about any dietary requirements when you book this course. We will aim to accommodate.



“I took part in the 22nd June course on Foraging and cooking. This was absolutely incredible experience, you start the day with Colin, who’s experience and knowledge is entertaining, engaging and great to learn from. You quickly find yourself surprised with how easy it is, and where to find and not to find delicious plants and flowers you can use safely in your own kitchen. In the afternoon you get the chance to cook with the things you found in the morning creating with your class the most amazing dishes which you then get to share and try in a lovely lunch in a wonderful location.
Through out the day Colin gives you samples of delightful foraged dishes and inspires you to try this at home.
This was amazing day, and it’s an eye opening experience I highly recommended for people to do. You also get to make a delicious bread and take what is left of your dish home. Great Day and feeling inspired to do more!” D Pike, Facebook

“The most awesome day at #groundupcookery with Colin and Natasha. Fun, informative and best of all tasty. What this man doesn’t know about foraging isn’t worth knowing. Relaxed and informal setting, the day consisted of lots of knowledge, taste sensations and many foraging tips and takeaways. Even a free book to take home. You WONT be disappointed.” A Yendell, Facebook

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