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Mushroom Festival Forays and Walks
Walking in the Forest is healthy and fun and appeals to adults and (most) children alike. We have organised a range of walks for your enjoyment with some experts who will be more than willing to share their knowledge and answer your questions during a walk. So get out and get some fresh air and discover that there is more to the forest than trees!
The Forays through the forest around Aberfoyle are led by leading mycologist Liz Holden who has participated in the Mushroom Festival for the past 10 years. Based in Aberdeenshire, Liz has been seriously interested in fungi for over 20 years and is an active field mycologist in fungal survey work all over Scotland and more recently in Sweden.
She has a particular interest in sharing her enthusiasm for the subject and runs regular workshops for children and adults in mycology and mushroom identification. The Fungus Forays are always popular so advance booking is always advisable as numbers are limited to 30 person per walk.
The walks are mainly in the forest and last about 2 hours and therefore may be unsuitable for very young children. Go to the bookings page for information on how to book your place or send us an e-mail via the contacts us page.
Join specialist hill walker Athur Jones for a walk in the forest looking at wild things that we can cook and eat. Arthur has much experience in the great outdoors and has been a hill walker most of his life in Scotland and further afield.
As Arthur himself says "Our ancestors were experts at foraging for everything they needed from what was growing around them. From food or fuel, through roofing or ropes, to myths and medicines"
The walks are limited to groups of 12 persons and start and finish at The David Marshall Lodge just above Aberfoyle. The walks are mainly on forest tracks but good trainers or boots are recommended, as well as a waterproof jacket.
They last about 1.5 to 2 hours and booking and payment can be done in the Shop at the Lodge, or to book in advance go to the bookings page or send an e-mail. Arthur describes the walks as easy going and children are most welcome.
Join the Festival Ranger Team for a fun family walk around the forest close to the David Marshall Lodge. Easy going and suitable for all the family. Last about 90 minutes and examines what we can find under our feet on the forest floor. Meet the team outside the Lodge 10 mins before the start time.
Go to the bookings page to book a place in advance.