Spring foraging courses with Wild Food UK Family Events


Come foraging with us and learn all about natures bountiful larder. Enjoy refreshments on route and a foraged lunch with us to end the day.

Its is located only 800 meters away from Carlisle City Centre which makes it incredibly easy to travel to with great transport links. Bitts Park was the very first public park to be established in Carlisle. Some of the paths date back to 1818 and were built by unemployed weavers to form a riverside walkway beside the River Eden. You can expect to find some Foragers favourites like Wild Garlic, Hogweed, Sweet Sicily and Elder Flower. Bitts Park is also located next door to Carlisle Castle, the history of which dates back to AD 72.

The course starts with a short introduction on what to look for, our foraging code and a brief of the Countryside Act, where it relates to foraging.

Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the grounds, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms that we find.

We will stop along the way for some seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup, elderflower champagne or fruit leathers.

We will finish the day off with a lovely wild food lunch based on what we have found. All of our food is seasonal so what we make depends on recent weather and what is around at that time of year. In spring we will be making use of the fresh wild greens and in summer the wild berries and mushrooms.

After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt. Please read the full directions below for the meeting point.

This course is all outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Further course dates at this venue; 27th May, 23rd June, 14th July.

Hotels near Bitts Park

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Crown & Mitre


The Crown and Mitre Hotel is located in the centre of Carlisle city centre, with shops and local historic attraction such as Carlisle Cathedral and Castle just 2 minutes walk from the hotel..

Postcode: CA3 8HZ
Distance from Bitts Park:
0.3 miles

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Cartref Guest House


Situated 5 minutes walk from Carlisle city centre, Cartref Guest House is a Grade II listed Victorian townhouse offering free WiFi throughout..

Postcode: CA1 1EX
Distance from Bitts Park:
0.4 miles

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The Halston Aparthotel


Located in Carlisle, The Halston Aparthotel offers stylish self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access throughout. The apartments are located within 1 km from Carlisle Castle and 7.2 km from Todhills Rest Area M6.

Postcode: CA1 1AB
Distance from Bitts Park:
0.5 miles

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The County Hotel


Located in the city centre and opposite Carlisle Rail Station, The County Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Carlisle Cathedral. This hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, the Gallerie Restaurant and free parking..

Postcode: CA1 1QP
Distance from Bitts Park:
0.5 miles

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Cumbria Park Hotel


Just 10 minutes walk from Carlisle city centre, offering award-winning gardens and rooms with flat-screen TVs, Cumbria Park Hotel is situated in Carlisles quiet north suburbs. Free Wi-Fi and free secure parking are available..

Postcode: CA3 9DG
Distance from Bitts Park:
0.5 miles

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Hallmark Hotel Carlisle


In the heart of the city centre, this elegant Victorian hotel offers stylish rooms with 32-inch Freeview flat-screen TVs. With free Wi-Fi and limited free parking, guests are also next to Carlisle Rail Station..

Postcode: CA1 1QY
Distance from Bitts Park:
0.5 miles

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Date(s)8 Apr 2023
WebsiteVisit website
VenueBitts Park
AddressDacre Street, Carlisle, Carlisle, Cumbria,

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Event Details

Date8 Apr 2023
Time(s)11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
CostAdults £60, under 16's £30, under 12's Free.
VenueBitts Park
Dacre Street, Carlisle
Phone01981 590604
CategoryFamily Events

Wild Food UK

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