Dorset Foraging Courses & Walks

Robin Harford has been running his hugely popular Dorset foraging courses for over a decade. Before wild food became mainstream.

His Dorset foraging courses are considered to be truly inspirational and were recently voted #1 by BBC Countryfile.

Join Robin on a unique wild edible journey and discover the true taste of Britain.

During your time together you will be taken on an exciting journey around the hedgerows and wild spaces of Dorset.

You’ll discover Nature’s secret larder. The ultimate in nutritious, local and seasonal food.

Foraging reawakens your senses so you gain a greater appreciation of Nature and your place in the natural cycles and rhythms of life.

What You Will Learn On Your Dorset Foraging Course

  • How to safely identify wild edible plants using a practice Robin was taught during his time with indigenous groups in South East Asia.
  • How to cook, prepare and preserve wild plants.
  • The past and present uses of wild plants as food and medicine.
  • The forgotten stories and folklore of wild plants found around Britain.
  • Sustainable foraging, safety, your rights and the law are also covered.

Please dress appropriately for the British weather, wellington boots are preferable to hiking boots as some areas can become exceptionally muddy.

Sunscreen, hats and definitely a set of waterproofs should all be packed when deemed appropriate and bring a bottle of water too. Feel free to bring a notepad and pen and/or a camera to document your finds on the day.

When & Where Are The Dorset Foraging Courses?

Thursday, 7th May 2020
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: Trill Farm, Nr. Axminster, Dorset
Cost: £65
SOLD OUT – (click here to be put on the Dorset waiting list)

Thursday, 17th September 2020
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: Trill Farm, Nr. Axminster, Dorset
Cost: £65
SOLD OUT – (click here to be put on the Dorset waiting list)

Thursday, 5th November 2020
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: Trill Farm, Nr. Axminster, Dorset
Cost: £65
SOLD OUT – (click here to be put on the Dorset waiting list)

About Your Dorset Foraging Courses Guide

About Robin Harford Forager - Foraging Courses

Your guide and teacher on this Dorset foraging course will be Robin Harford. Robin is a plant-based forager, wild food educator and has published numerous foraging guide books.

He has been teaching people about their local edible landscape since 2008. His events were recently voted the best foraging courses in the UK by BBC Countryfile.

Robin travels extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild food plants in indigenous cultures, and more recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe.

He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.

Nice Things People Are Saying About These Dorset Foraging Courses

I got so much from the walk and it seemed to reset me from a hectic week. — Sarah Lever

Ray and I really enjoyed the course last Saturday at trill farm. I have a burning desire now to start cooking with nettles…see where that takes me. — Sharon Hicken

Thank you for a great morning at Trill Farm on Saturday – a fascinating amount of information to digest! — Celia Marsh

I was greatly inspired by your foraging course to rethink how I teach children about nature. You’re an excellent storyteller! — Hermina Olah Vas

I really enjoyed your foraging course. It was very informative, interesting and relaxed. For a complete novice, it was a great starting point to understand the process of how to start foraging. — Diane Barnard

I had a great day – truly fascinating and made we want to learn more! — Fiona Parker


  1. Hi Robin, couple of quick questions….

    Are you planning any in person foraging walks from Exeter in the coming months?

    Also, I remember reading (or hearing) somewhere you were going to do individual audio descriptions for each plant that you could listen along to whilst examining a specific plant. Are these available anywhere yet? (Might have misheard/ mis-remembered this particular point)

    Thanks for all your content. Love your books and the extensive info on your site. Really helps me to remember and repeat the identification aspects when looking at particular plants out on walks.


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