Book a foraging and wilderness walk across the Estate with local expert Dave Winnard

Foraging And Wilderness Walks

Explore the historic and beautiful Hawarden Estate with local nature expert Dave Winnard.

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Explore the historic and beautiful Hawarden Estate with a local expert Dave Winnard.

Discover new plants, flavours and learn how to identify and harvest hyper-seasonal ingredients. Depending on the season, you can forage for mushrooms or other species around the Estate. Dave can also take you on a wilderness walk, on a bird watching walk or a tree identification tour. Dave is a true expert in his field and you will come away with a mass of new knowledge and excitement. 

About Dave

Dave Winnard is one of the most respected foragers and naturalists in the North of England, having worked with and for organisations including the BBC, RSPB, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, City of Trees, Groundwork, Brockholes as well as many local councils, groups and organisations. He also works closely with a number of gin companies helping them use wild plants and fungi in their drinks.


World-class accommodation with incredible experiences attached.

All of our experiences are immersive, interesting and fun and exclusive to guests staying with us at Hawarden Estate.

Let us know the dates of your stay (or date range if you haven’t booked yet) and which experience you’re interested in and our team will get back to you quickly to arrange the details.

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    Stay in complete comfort

    Our extraordinary experiences are available exclusively for our guests at Hawarden Estate.
    Stay in Hawarden Castle in The West End, in Gardener’s House or in Beekeeper’s Hut in The Walled Garden. Come and stay on one of Britain’s most creative, forward-thinking, storied and beautiful private estates.

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