Enjoy a morning in the Shropshire countryside learning about a free superfood that grows on our doorstep. Take part in the Wild Garlic Walk and pick your own to use, looking out for wildlife along the way!
Head back to the Centre in time for lunch. Centre Manager, Grant Wilson will be doing a Wild Garlic Pesto making demo in the afternoon. Pesto will be available to try and buy on the day too.
Run as a charity fund-raising event by local charity,
Grow Cook Learn, the Shropshire Way 80K is a mass participation challenge hike taking in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. New to 2019 are three more routes joining the mighty 80K, the 40K Mammathon, Tusker’s 10K and a 5K Fun Run. Booking essential, for more information, contact the Centre on 01588676060 / email@example.com. £40 for the 80K route, £25 for the 42K route, £17 for the Tusker 10K and £5 for the 3.5K Fun Run.
With expert walk leader, Keith Pybus, who has appeared on TV promoting some of the best walks in Shropshire. Keith will lead you from Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on a memorable experience to one of the best places in Shropshire to see bluebells, sharing his knowledge and anecdotes of the area. £5 per person (includes 10% discount voucher to be used in the Discovery Centre café on your return). Booking advised.
Historic landscape gardens covering 14 acres with lakes, cascades dating from C18, woodland walks and wildflowers. Bluebells and Violas in May,. Also open the Walled Garden at Millichope, an exciting restoration project bringing the walled gardens and C19 glasshouses back to life.
Features and Attractions
There is the opportunity to see the Bouts Viola collection. UK’s largest collection of hardy perennial scented violas. Many varieties for sale during the May opening from Wildegoose Nursery, which will be open in the walled garden at Millichope. Wildegoose Tearoom will also be serving lunches from 12:00 and home made teas from 1pm – 6pm. Refreshments in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance.
An educational afternoon based on farm tour and illustrated talk about regenerative agriculture including • Our farm vision & what we do • An introduction to soil science & the carbon cycle • Cows, climate change & carbon sequestration • Mob-grazing: mimicking natural grazing patterns • Pasture diversity: soil, plant, animal & human health • The link between soil health, flavour & nutrition • Increasing vital nutrients in our produce • Animal welfare & how we produce ethical meat & milk.
There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.
Donations are welcome to the Farm.
Tickets (free) can be booked via the website or contact Yewa Holiday
Mortimer Forest covers 1000 hectares of diverse mini habitats, with ancient oak, conifer woodland, beech, birch and plenty of bilberries. This wide variety of trees gives us a very diverse selection of tasty edible mushrooms throughout late summer and autumn.
We’ll meet at the Black Pool car park where the course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the forest, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants and mushrooms we find, stoping along the way for some seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely wild mushroom soup.
We’ll round the day off with a wild food lunch based on homemade treats and what we have found during the course.
After the course, we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day to help you to remember what you have learnt.
Adults £50, under 16’s £25, under 12’s free.
Please see our website page for full details of times and further course dates at this venue.