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The Tennants Arms Hotel

Mastiles Ln, Kilnsey, Skipton, BD23 5PS, United Kingdom

A Foragers' Feast

2020 Dates 19 April / 17 May / 21 June / 19 July / 16 August

Please call direct or email us to book this stay and foraging experience

With an abundance of edible plants and fungi on our doorstep, under the expert guidance of our professional forager you will learn what you can and cannot eat from our local hedgerow, lanes, riverbanks and woods.

Departing on foot from The Tennants Arms Hotel, the foraging day starts after breakfast with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes as they relate to foragers.

The 2-mile circular walk takes in the steep hillside behind the hotel from where you?ll enjoy stunning views across Wharfedale. The route then tracks down to, and along. the banks of the River Wharfe before returning to the hotel under past the mighty Kilnsey Crag, renowned among the climbing community for its impressive overhang.

Picturesque viewing points will be enjoyed along the way with breaks for some seasonal homemade refreshments.Along the scenic route, our forager will teach you the important skills to identify the different plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms that you find. Tips will be shared on how you can make the most of your foraged food in the kitchen at home, drawing on the knowledge and insights of our expert forager and chef.

Our forager Danny Claydon has worked in top kitchens in London and on board the QE2. He spent two years in France foraging every day and learning to get the very best flavours from the ingredients he gathered.

Back at The Tennants, a tasty wild food gourmet dinner follows, inspired by the foraged produce of the day prepared by Danny and our Sous Chef Thomas Beard. All the food is seasonal, so the menu is determined by recent weather and what nature provides at that time of year. Think porcini crackers with pear, blue cheese and Yarrow, or hogweed and Alexander spiced squash veloute, or perhaps potted crayfish and smoked Kilnsey Trout with watercress and sourdough, or roast grouse and blackberries. For dessert it might be apple and elderberry crumble with meadowsweet ice cream, mugwort marshmallows, watermint and hot chocolate. These are just a suggestion of the delicious dishes you can expect to enjoy in our foragers feast.

Please note that dogs are not permitted on the foraging trail.

Meet at noon in The Tennants Arms Hotel, foraging hike until ca 3pm

Check-in from 3:00pm, Foragers Feast Dinner 6:00pm onwards

Following day :breakfast 7:30 to 9:00am, check-out 11:00am

We recommend you bring the following items on the walk Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and footwear


Note pad/pen

A drink and some food (packed lunches can be ordered on check-in)

Within a one-mile radius of Kilnsey there are plenty of fields, hedgerows and wooded areas that provide a variety of tasty wild edibles throughout the year. Tailor-made packages can be arranged for private parties, work events, for chefs, or for groups wishing to find out more about the bountiful natural larder in Wharfedale. Please contact us to talk through your dates and group requirements.

Package Includes

  • Offer is restricted to the published dates and includes:

  • One night accommodation in your choice of our ten en-suite rooms.

  • Freshly cooked and buffet breakfast each morning.

  • Gourmet dinner including foraged dishes on your second evening, drinks will be charged separately

  • Guided 2-3 hour walk with an expert forager, including a picnic hamper for 2 people

  • Free use of secure WiFi

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Free onsite parking

  • The package can be combined with additional nights stay and any extension of stay is subject to our normal room rates for peak or low season respectively.

Package Policies

Each rate booked with The Tennants Arms Hotel is subject to a Cancellation Policy. Failure to check in on the reserved arrival date will incur a penalty charge as detailed in the Cancellation Policy of the rate booked. We reserve the right to cancel or modify reservations under the circumstances where it appears that a customer has provided an invalid credit card, engaged in fraudulent or inappropriate activity, or the reservation contains or resulted from a mistake or error. In addition, we also reserve the right to cancel or amend bookings if they do not adhere to our Terms and Conditions. If a guest chooses to shorten their stay or check out early, a penalty charge will apply, as detailed in the Cancellation Policy associated with the rate booked. In the cases of the aforementioned booking cancellations, The Tennants Arms Hotel has no obligation to guarantee new available bookings or best rates. A new booking at the best available rate will need to be made by the guest at the time of the new reservation.

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Accommodation Options

  • Amazing Views
  • Bathtub for 2
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Late Check Out
  • Panoramic View
  • Amazing Views
  • Bathtub for 2
  • Feature Bed
  • Feature Shower
  • Late Check Out