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Foraging in the Peak District

As September is upon us and October knocks quietly, there is much on offer in the Peak District National Park. There are beautiful nature walks and trails, and if you know what to look for, plenty of foraging opportunities to contribute to a tasty autumnal meal.

The Joys of Foraging

Foraging is quite simply going out and finding what edible treats nature has to offer. In autumn you are most likely to find fungi, nuts and berries in the varied Peak District landscape. The trick when foraging is knowing your species – which you can safely eat and how to cook them. Different species will be in season at different times of the year. Autumnal fare ready for picking includes mushrooms, wild garlic, nettles, rosehips and elderberries.

Foraging Day

For our Foraging Day at the Peacock at Rowsley we have enlisted the help of local mycologist and author Dr Patrick Harding PhD to show us what Derbyshire and the Peak District has to offer. Afterwards we will return to the Peacock at Rowsley, where our restaurant team will prepare a tasting menu with foraged items and accompanying wine for the evening.Foraging Day Package 28th October £199 pp (£285 pp with accommodation) Including foraging in Derbyshire and a meal in beautiful surroundings at our restaurant.For further details or make a booking, please contact our reception team on 01629 733518.

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