FUNGAL DAYS OUT
 
(Member of the Fungus Conservation Trust - Registered Charity No. 1118651)
 
It is advisable that you wear good sturdy footwear to all walks and bring a packed lunch. Most walks are open ended and if the weather plays ball and people are up for carrying on then a good long day of mushie mooching can be had. REMEMBER: The walks I do are not aimed at gathering edibles and foraging for foodies. The walks are done so as to encourage others to go out and appreciate these fascinating life forms and if this makes peoples walks a little more interesting, gives one a little bit more knowledge and builds up a greater respect and understanding of the natural world then I reckon the job is a good un'. Several sites I do walks at do not permit the taking of species anyway so please bear this in mind when attending.
   
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2017
   

Crompton Moor

Shaw, Oldham

 

17th Sept - Fungal Hunt - Another annual mooch at this fine area that throws up many interesting species. The cost is £3.50 that you can pay on the day (Booking essential). Meet in the Brushes Clough car park.

Contact: 07792 156295

   
   
   

Marbury CP

Comberbach, Northwich

CW9 6AT

23rd Sept - Fungal Day - Two walks are being taken today - 10am till 12noon and 1pm till 3pm with all ages welcome. Each walk has 20 spaces available so book in advance to avoid disappointment. (Booking essential).

Contact: 01606 77741

   
   
   

Etherow CP

 George Street, Compstall; Stockport

SK6 5JD

27th Sept - Fungal For Carers - a walk for people with a caring role and registered with the Signpost for Stockport Charity. FREE

   
   
   

Harthill School

Harthill Lane, Tattenhall, Cheshire

CH3 9LQ

7th Oct - Fungal Foray and Food - Another in the series of fungi based days at the cookery school that is set in the beautiful surroundings of Harthill, Cheshire.

After a Tea/Coffee and a mushroom soup starter you will go on a relaxing fungal wander that will highlight the beauty and necessity of fungi in the natural world with many tales to ponder and many mysteries to unravel. Emphasis on this part of the day will be on identification and aimed at filling your brains. Afterwards you will return to the cookery school for a fungi based risotto and tea/coffee to fill those aching bellies. A perfect package those those wanting to learn about the fungal world.

Price per person including coffee and biscuits intro, guided tour and cooking after walk food is £50 per person.

Booking essential via 01829 782097

   
   
   

Arley Hall

Northwich
Cheshire


CW9 6NA

8th Oct - ANNUAL FUNGAL FORAYS - A couple of 2 hour fungal walks at this delightful area that is charmingly quiet and gloriously scenic. The walks, as per, are aimed at enjoying the fungal world and putting names to species so often overlooked. The walks will be from 11am til 1pm and again at 2pm til 4pm. The cost is set at £5 per person.

Tel: 01565 777 353 to book your place on these always popular events.

   
   
   

Formby NT

Victoria Road, Formby

L37 1LJ

14th Oct - FUNGAL HUNT - for beginners. 10.00pm - 1.30pm. meeting at the noticeboard this walk will last 3 and a half hours and will be an introductory course for beginners.

Contact: 01704 874949

   
 
   

Tatton Park

Knutsford, Cheshire,

WA16 6QN

15th Oct - FUNGAL HUNT - for beginners. 11.00pm - 3.00pm. Meet at Knutsford Entrance car park. Participants need to bring a packed lunch and dress for the outdoors. (Booking essential).

Contact: 01625 374435

   
   
   

Mere Sands Wood

The Wildlife Trust, Holmeswood Road,  Rufford, Lancashire.

L40 1TG

21st Oct - FUNGAL HUNT - Another annual walk for beginners. 10.00am - 1.00pm. Meet at main car park. (Booking essential).

Contact: 01704 821809

   
   
   

Erddig CP

Wrexham

LL13 0YT

22nd Oct - FUNGAL HUNT - The annual walk for those with an interest in the beauty and conservation of fungi. 11am til 4pm. (Booking essential).

Contact: 01978 355 314

   
   
   

Bodnant Gardens NT

Tal Y Cafn, Conwy

LL28 5RE

28th Oct - FUNGAL HUNT DAY- There will be two walks held on this day for anyone who wishes to learn more about the beauty, importance and conservation of fungi. The walks will be at 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm and are open to all. If participants are National Trust members, they will get into the garden for free, but if not, the standard entry fee is £12.00 for adults and £6.00 for children.

Contact Charlie Stretton on 01492 650460

   
   
   

Harthill School

Harthill Lane, Tattenhall, Cheshire

CH3 9LQ

4th Nov - Fungal Foray and Food - Another in the series of fungi based days at the cookery school that is set in the beautiful surroundings of Harthill, Cheshire.

After a Tea/Coffee and a mushroom soup starter you will go on a relaxing fungal wander that will highlight the beauty and necessity of fungi in the natural world with many tales to ponder and many mysteries to unravel. Emphasis on this part of the day will be on identification and aimed at filling your brains. Afterwards you will return to the cookery school for a fungi based risotto and tea/coffee to fill those aching bellies. A perfect package those those wanting to learn about the fungal world.

Price per person including coffee and biscuits intro, guided tour and cooking after walk food is £50 per person.

Booking essential via 01829 782097

   
   
   

Consall Nature Park

Consall Forge, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire

ST9 0AF

 

5th Nov - FUNGAL HUNT - for beginners. 1.00pm - 4.00pm. The final public walk of the season with emphasis still on conservation, identification and of course, appreciation of the fungal world. Meet at the visitor centre. (Booking essential).

Contact: 01538 384017 

   
2018
   

Mere Sands Wood

The Wildlife Trust, Holmeswood Road,  Rufford, Lancashire.

L40 1TG

20th Oct - FUNGAL HUNT - Another annual walk for beginners. 10.00am - 1.00pm. Meet at main car park. (Booking essential).

Contact: 01704 821809

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