John Wright – Forager

John Wright forager

About John Wright

John must be one of the most well-known foragers in the UK thanks to his appearance on the River Cottage TV series in which he often takes the viewer foraging. Based in West-Dorset, John has also authored several of the extremely popular River Cottage books, including the Edible Seashore, and the Mushrooms book. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more welcoming, and knowledgeable forager in the South of England.

Hometown: Weymouth / West Dorset

Locations covered: The South coast including West Dorset (Weymouth, Dorchester etc) and central Dorset/Hampshire, including areas like the New Forest.

Specialises in:
Mushrooms, Edible weeds, plants, berries, crustaceans, molluscs…. pretty much everything!

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Other Foragers based in Dorset

Perhaps John’s busy and you’re looking for someone else to take you out foraging. Check out some of the foragers listed below.

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Want to add your own Forager Profile?

Are you offering professional foraging courses – guided walks in the wild where people can learn about the identification of edible wild foods? If you’re a forager or a teacher of wild foods, we’d welcome you to create your own profile on Foraged Foods.

There’s no cost involved, we’d just ask you to complete a basic profile that we’d include on our website.