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Introducing our new private Cotswold Foraging Tours!

We are absolutely delighted to have forged a new partnership with the wonderful Rob Gould, Cotswold Forager to bring a unique experience to our private tour guests and holidaymakers.

Rob has over 20 years’ of foraging experience and with that comes a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for the outdoors.

“For me, foraging is a way of getting people to think about and develop a love for the wild food all around them in the outdoors, as well as helping to grow a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world as a whole. I hope you will see and grow to understand different habitats, understand why certain plants grow there in preference to elsewhere, and start to see links and patterns in plants that are edible or usable in various other ways. Sometimes a walk may end up with you taking nothing physical home, but I would hope that you will return there with a greater knowledge and to be far better prepared for your next outing in the outdoors.” Rob Gould, Cotswold Forager

Cotswold Forager, Rob Gould, walking in the woods

Robs passion for wildlife and the natural world goes far beyond that which is edible. He covers storing and preserving your wild bounty, how to weave your foraged goods into your favourite recipes at home and designing wild menus for professional chefs. And you can always tempt Rob to tell you the folklore surrounding his beloved wild settings.

Private Cotswold Foraging Tours are for anyone who has an appreciation for the natural world and wishes to delve deeper into the beauty of the region.

Small group Foraging Tours in the Cotswolds

Your tour caters is adaptable according to your group, but we suggest up to six.

Rob Gould's selfie with a small foraging group in a meadow

Rob loves the private tours as he says, “the only questions are yours so we can really chat about what interests you and your group personally.”

As for the locations, these are determined by your preference and location at the time of your stay with Rosehill Travel. We can advise you of the most bountiful and most beautiful spots, especially if you wish to end your tour with a Michelin Star restaurant or a cosy Cotswold pub!

However, we would highly recommend meeting one of Rob’s few very select chefs who are able to offer a spectacular meal after your foraging tour, incorporating many of your very own forageables. Now that’s what we call a unique experience!

What’s included on your tour?

You can choose from three options for your Cotswold Foraging Tour;

  1. Foraging walk only – For up to six people, for two hours. Can be part of a Tailor-Made Cotswold Tour (locations recommended by Rob)
  2. Walk and artisanal picnic – As above plus a personal chef, incorporating perhaps a hot, wild soup and a selection of cold sandwiches, canapes and other forage inspired nibbles
  3. Walk and chef prepared meal at your accommodation – As above but also including a 5+ course bespoke dining menu with at least one wild alcoholic beverage.

All the options as described above include the following;

  • Collection by private chauffeur from your hotel
  • Meet and greet by Rob Gould, foraging expert
  • Around two hours spent in the outdoors, foraging for edible items
  • If you choose to picnic with a chef, your tour will be around three hours
  • Return journey by private chauffeur
  • Foraging and having your foraged foods prepared by a chef at your accomdation takes around five hours in all.

How to book your Cotswolds foraging tour

You can very simply, enquire about Cotswold Foraging Tours when you contact us to discuss your private tour or short break in the Cotswolds.

We offer tailormade tours which can easily incorporate the foraging tour, which usually last between two and three hours, plus extra time for meeting the chef and enjoying your foraged meal.

If you would like to add a Foraging Tour with shorter notice you may find availability is short, so we advise enquiring early on in the Rosehill booking process. Get in touch with the Rosehill team today to book your Cotswold Foraging Tour, we look forward to making your stay an unforgettable and unique experience.

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