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Rivington mushroom forage and wild gin!

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Pigeon Tower Car Park

Belmont Road

Bolton

BL6 7SD

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Mushroom foraging in Rivington Terraced Gardens, Lancashire

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Rivington Terraced Gardens is a special place in Lancashire. Created to be the home of the great industrialist Lord Leverhulme, it lay abandoned for many years. Now it is having as makeover and some of the gardens are being restored to their original design and the garden itself is worth a visit, featured with myself on Gardeners World for its rich diversity of mushroom species.

The format of the day is simple. Meet and greet and wild foraged gin sampling to wet your appetite for wild edible treats, go for a mushroom hunt and finish with a fry up to taste our foraged finds. The plan is to take enough knowledge from the course to be able to confidently identify a few mushroom species on your own. I cannot say what species it will be, we will see what the forest is offering to us on the day.

The equipment you need is the same as going for a walk. Boots, waterproofs and some warm clothes. Your own foraging knife and basket for your mushrooms is a bonus, though this will be provided on the day. You will also be provided with a foraging staff that has a double purpose this year as a social distancing staff!

The terrain is and pace is easy going and the distance isn't great, but mushroom foragers do tend to stray off the path so expect to cross streams and scramble up bankings now and then. We will be out for around 4 hours, maybe longer.

LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED - please bring your own lunch, you'll need to keep your energy levels up.

Lets go foraging :D

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Pigeon Tower Car Park

Belmont Road

Bolton

BL6 7SD

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Organiser Colin Unsworth, Forest Horizons

Organiser of Rivington mushroom forage and wild gin!

Forest Horizons is owned by teacher and lecturer Colin Unsworth. Bringing a mixture of skills together to offer people an opportunity for personal growth in a natural environment. Woodworking, foraging (including mushrooms), woodcraft skills, forest art, bushcraft, open fire cooking. Forest Horizons can even offer you cycle training as a sustainable way of reaching your forest destination!
Past appointments include Senior cycling instructor, Senior Lecturer in Woodmachining, Bench Joiner, Cabinet Maker, forage leader. Passions include food growing, mushroom foraging, camping and bushcraft. Lead admin on an online mushroom group.with 18,000 members.

Glen Robets is a green woodworker and yurt builder and wizard of the woods and works in collaboration with Forest Horizons.

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