Weekend Break and a Days Foraging for Fungi
Mid Wales Holiday Lets are working alongside our local resident and Fungi Foray specialist Dan Butler, these breaks are aimed at the beginner with an interest in edible fungi. They concentrate solely on the wide range of delicious mushrooms that thrive in our spectacular Mid-Wales scenery. Unlike many other forays, Dan positively encourages guests to pick mushrooms to taste later, believing that when it comes to exploring nature, it is best to harness all the senses.
You will arrive on the Friday at one of our pet friendly self catering apartments and take time to enjoy Rhayader and the Elan Valley.
The foray will then convene at 10am in Rhayader on the Saturday where you will meet Dan. You drive in convoy to a three-hour walk where you collect a range of edible species before returning to a lovingly-restored Welsh longhouse for a wild mushroom-based meal with drinks, field guide (or mushroom knife) and dried Welsh porcini included in the price. Children and dogs are welcome for free. Lunch is followed by tasting and preserving sessions.
Mushrooms are a wild harvest, Dan cannot guarantee results, but on a high season foray we would usually expect to find up to a dozen edible varieties, including porcini; boletes; shaggy ink caps; parasols; chanterelles; blewits; fairy ring champignons; amethyst deceivers; field-, oyster- and hedgehog mushrooms; puffballs, cauliflower- and beefsteak fungus.
On the sunday explore Mid Wales. Tours inside the Elan Valley dams, cycle hire or Pony Trekking are just a selection of things to do in Rhayader.
Fungi forays are available on the weekends 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th September and 7th and 14th October.