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Woods and hedgerows are great placed to find wild food, but make sure you collect responsibly. With our guide you can forage sustainably without harming woods or wildlife.

For many people, collecting and eating wild plants and fungi has been part of life since childhood. For others, gathering wild food is a more recent activity.

In woodland, you'll find a host of edible species ready to be transformed into jams, soups, cordials, wrappings, beers, wines and liqueurs. They include old favourites like elderflower, blackberries and sloes to the lesser known fat hen and ground elder.

Please follow our responsible foraging guidelines when you're out and about foraging for plants and fungi.

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