If you are trying to get into foraging at the moment, one of the best ways to make sure that you are learning all the necessary skills is to do it regularly. As part of that, you might decide that you want to go on a foraging holiday. For this, you would perhaps just take yourself away somewhere in the countryside to forage whatever foods you are confident with identifying. If you are thinking about doing that in the UK, here are some of the best kinds of places to do so that you might want to try out for yourself.
Your Own Garden
First of all, you should bear in mind that you don’t often have to go far in order to start foraging. In fact, very often all you need to do is to step out into your own garden and see what’s there. You might be surprised at the diversity of goods on offer there, and it is definitely the place to start when you are just starting to forage for yourself. You might also want to check out any local areas before going further afield. It’s a great way to get going with foraging at the very least.
Valleys & Mountains
Very often, you will find a lot of great food to forage wherever you have sloping land. That means checking out some places which have a lot of valleys and mountains, and thankfully there are a lot of those in the UK that you can choose between. A good example would be to check out the Lake District. When you’re looking for the right accommodation Lake District hotels are some of the best in the country, so there’s no doubt you can make this into a wonderful holiday in general for you and your loved ones.
The woods might be the first place that you think of when you are looking to go foraging. In fact, for many people just thinking of foraging conjures up all sorts of images of walking through woodland with a wicker basket in tow. This is perhaps not too far from the truth and there is definitely a lot of amazing stuff to forage when you are in woodland. Of course, you should take care, as always, and especially because there are lots of deadly mushrooms out there. But if you keep your wits about you, the woods can be a wonderful option.
Finally, it’s definitely worth checking out fields. Fortunately, there are a huge number of fields around the UK, so there is definitely no shortage of this for you to check out. You’ll find a lot of different kinds of foods in fields, including mushrooms and flowers that you can eat, so it’s something you should look into for sure. Make sure that you are careful, as above, but be aware that there are definitely a lot of options for things to forage too. All in all, fields can be a bounty of amazing ingredients just waiting to be eaten.