If you’re keen to try your hand at foraging in the New Forest, wild mushrooms grow throughout the year, but autumn offers the most abundant and varied seasonal eating. From late summer until the first frost, you can gather the likes of penny buns, chanterelles, field mushrooms and dozens of other varieties, many fit for the cooking pot.
The New Forest’s extensive areas of ancient woodlands are particularly rich in fungi, however, it can be found on the grassland and heathland areas as well.
There is a Fungi Collectors Code for the New Forest:
* No commercial collecting
* Obey any warning signs
* Never remove all the fungi in one area
* 1.5kg personal limit (and if you’ve found this much you’ve done well!)
* If you don’t know what it is, it may be rare – leave it alone
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