Devon Edible Wild Mushroom Courses

In this 3-hour edible Devon wild fungi foray, Fergus the Fungi Hunter will lead you into the enchanting world of wild edible mushrooms.

Devon Edible Fungi ForaysFor over 15 years Fergus has been mushroom foraging around Devon, and what started as a hobby is now an obsession for him! He’s been teaching for me for the last six years, getting rave reviews from all that attend his Devon fungi forays. See below.

He is also extremely meticulous about the importance of identifying wild mushrooms correctly, so you are in good, safe hands.

Please Note: The exciting thing about mushroom hunting is that you never quite know what you’ll discover. Sometimes you may come home with a large glut of edible mushrooms, and at other times you may return empty handed. In Nature there are no guarantees!

When, Where & How Much?

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Saturday, 14th October 2017

  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Meet At: Blackbury Camp, Wiscombe Park, Honiton EX24 6JF
  • Availability: FULLY BOOKED
  • Cost: £60

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Saturday, 11th November 2017

  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Meet At: Blackbury Camp, Wiscombe Park, Honiton EX24 6JF
  • Availability: FULLY BOOKED
  • Cost: £60

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Here’s What People Have Said About Previous Devon Edible Wild Mushroom Forays

“The walk with Fergus was brilliant on so many levels! I was literally astounded at the diversity of fungi in the woods once one starts to look! Fergus’ expansive knowledge was easy to absorb sufficiently to feel confident about going hunting alone and his advice to focus on a few easily recognisable specimens in the first year was very useful. His passion for the subject was infectious and I am very grateful to him for sharing this and his wisdom and the group for such a beautiful morning in the woods!” – Olivia Fakoussa

“The mushroom foray was great. Fergus was relaxed, informative and passionate about his subject. He responded to the interests in the group and to the environment. I really liked the format of everyone scattering to find mushrooms then gathering together to see what each person had discovered and for Fergus to identify what was in our baskets. The richness of those gatherings was exciting as we found out what was edible, what was not, what was poisonous and what was used for purposes such as medicine, journeying and even sharpening knives. I am sparked to find out more.” – Amy Houghton

“A very useful and interesting course with Fergus who proved to be extremely knowledgeable, if somewhat eccentric, making the course both a great learning experience and fun. Having been a bit afraid of mushrooms and knowing next to nothing about them I came away from the course with a much greater appreciation of the fungus world. And I can now identify 5 edible types. I thoroughly recommend this course for those wishing to enter into the world of fungus.” – Julian Jansen Van Rensburg

“The course was really enjoyable. Fergus was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the subject which rubbed off on all of us I think. I was very happy to feel confident in now identifying some species that I can enjoy eating (whilst still checking against a book) and those to steer clear of. That afternoon I took the dog out and went ‘off piste’ in the firebreaks by Teignmouth Golf Course and found about 12 different species, some of which I have taken home to dry out. I am sure my friends and I will be booking some more courses with you again soon.” – Sarah Ainley

“I had a great day mushroom foraging. I never realised that there were so many edible mushrooms and indeed over 3000 types. I, and I’m sure many others were able to take away not only our own collection of edibles but also great information on how best to cook them. Will definitely be booking other foraging courses, a great big thanks.” – Tracy Britton

“I found the time went all too quickly. Fergus was an excellent leader, and his session at the end of the walk was very helpful – especially showing how certain types changed colour when cut open. I’m new to mushroom and fungi identification, and the walk has created a real interest. I now have to learn the terminology so that I can better understand the information available to identify any finds – but as Fergus said – if you can’t positively identify it then leave it alone. Very enjoyable.” – Ivan Court