19 April / 17 May / 21 June / 19 July / 16 August
Please call direct or email us to book this stay and foraging experience
Enhance your walks and your diet as you discover over 30 edible plants in the wild with an expert forager, all close by The Tennants Arms Hotel in Kilnsey. Learn what to look for and how to use your foraged discoveries for fine dining with our professional chefs.
With an abundance of edible plants and fungi on our doorstep, under the expert guidance of our professional forager you will learn what you can and cannot eat from our local hedgerow, lanes, riverbanks and woods.
Departing on foot from The Tennants Arms Hotel, the foraging day starts after breakfast with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes as they relate to foragers.
The 2-mile circular walk takes in the steep hillside behind the hotel from where you?ll enjoy stunning views across Wharfedale. The route then tracks down to, and along. the banks of the River Wharfe before returning to the hotel under past the mighty Kilnsey Crag, renowned among the climbing community for its impressive overhang.
Picturesque viewing points will be enjoyed along the way with breaks for some seasonal homemade refreshments. Along the scenic route, Danny will explain how to identify the different plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms, sharing the crucial knowledge of how to avoid poisonous or unpalatable flora. He?ll also reveal some top tips on how to make the most of the foraged bounty in the kitchen.
Danny Claydon has worked in top kitchens in London and on board the QE2. He spent two years in France foraging every day and learning to get the very best flavours from the ingredients he gathered.
Back at The Tennants, a tasty wild food gourmet dinner follows, inspired by the foraged produce of the day prepared by Danny and our own Sous Chef Thomas Beard. All the food is seasonal, so the menu is determined by recent weather and what nature provides at that time of year. Think porcini crackers with pear, blue cheese and Yarrow, or hogweed and Alexander spiced squash veloute, or perhaps potted crayfish and smoked Kilnsey Trout with watercress and sourdough, or roast grouse and blackberries. For dessert it might be apple and elderberry crumble with meadowsweet ice cream, mugwort marshmallows, watermint and hot chocolate. These are just a suggestion of the delicious dishes you can expect to enjoy in our foragers feast.
Please note that dogs are not permitted on the foraging trail.
Meet at noon in The Tennants Arms Hotel, 2-3 hour guided foraging walk
Check-in from 3:00pm, Foragers Feast Dinner 6:00pm onwards
Following day :breakfast 7:30 to 9:00am, check-out 11:00am
We recommend you bring the following items on the walk
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and footwear
A drink and some food (packed lunches can be ordered on check-in)
Within a one-mile radius of Kilnsey there are plenty of fields, hedgerows and wooded areas that provide a variety of tasty wild edibles throughout the year. Tailor-made packages can be arranged for private parties, work events, for chefs, or for groups wishing to find out more about the bountiful natural larder in Wharfedale. Please contact us to talk through your dates and group requirements.
Please call direct to book this 1-night stay and foraging experience
Tel.:01756 753946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Four-Poster King En-suite Room - Prices from £250 for 2 people staying, one day of foraging and dining for 2 people
Luxury Double En-suite Room - Prices from £240 for 2 people staying, one day of foraging and dining for 2 people
Premium Double En-suite Room - Prices from £225 for 2 people staying, one day of foraging and dining for 2 people
Double En-suite Room - Prices from £219 for 2 people staying, one day of foraging and dining for 2 people
Twin En-suite Room - Prices from £200 for 2 people staying, one day of foraging and dining for 2 people
Terms and Conditions
Offer is restricted to the published dates and includes:
One night accommodation in your choice of our ten en-suite rooms.
Freshly cooked and buffet breakfast.
Gourmet dinner including foraged dishes in the evening, drinks will be charged separately
Guided 2-3 hour walk with an expert forager
Free use of secure WiFi
Free onsite parking
The package can be combined with additional nights stay and any extension of stay is subject to our normal room rates for peak or low season respectively.