New Forest Fungi Walks
Hidden Britain Tours invites you to join fungi experts from Hampshire Fungus Recording Group [HFRG] for a guided walk and introduction to mushroom hunting and identification.

On these very popular autumn walks you will explore the beautiful habitats and identify different species of fungi that grow in the New Forest.

Our experts will enable you to identify the characteristics of the many varieties of fungi found here, what is good to eat and what is best left alone. The emphasis of these fungi forays is identification, conservation and education.

We meet at 10.00 and we finish at about 12.45, when an option to stay on for a drink or light lunch at a nearby pub, to discuss the morning's activity.

Walks are limited to twenty people to enable good communication.

Please bring suitable clothing for the time of year, a small basket, a magnifying glass and a pocket field guide / fungi identification book if you have one and sturdy footwear.

All walks have been risk evaluated and assessed and we adhere to the New Forest Fungi Code and British Mycological Society's Code of Conduct.

Price: 16 per person, excluding lunch.

Prior booking is essential and only available from Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre. Please call 023 8028 2269 or visit http://www.thenewforest.co.uk to book online.

Thu 17 Oct 2013 - Fritham; meet at Fritham car park SU231141; 10am lunch at The Royal Oak.

Thu 24 Oct 2013 - - Rufus Stone; meet at Rufus Stone car park SU271126; 10am lunch at the Sir Walter Tyrrell.

STOP PRESS: Thu 31 Oct to Sun 3 Nov - HFRG fungi display and activities at New Forest Reptile Centre near Lyndhurst SU271072

Other dates for fungi walks during the autumn can be arranged with Hidden Britain Tours.

Please telephone Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre on 023 8028 2269 or visit http://www.thenewforest.co.uk to book online.

Click here to read more about guidance on Fungi Walks and Mushroom Hunting.

We so enjoyed the morning spent with you and have been out in our local wood hunting for fungi. There were very few specimens to be seen and made us realize what a treasure you have in the New Forest.

David Cohen, London.

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