New Forest, United Kingdom
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Stay at The Pig – Hampshire's prize-winning hog of a hotel is an epicurean evangelist where the chef relies on his forager and kitchen gardener more than his stove-side companions and guests are encouraged to take part in daily harvests.
The bushes heave with berries, mushrooms line the grounds and fruits hang from the trees – these forests are fertile foraging grounds. An experience with the Pig's forager-at-large is part walk, part education and part wild snack-sourcing. If you've never done more than pluck the occasional blackberry you'll appreciate the expert guidance; many flavour-packed herbs and vegetables are easily missed by an untrained eye, and there are some deadly fungi to beware of. Autumn is the time for nuts and preserve-perfect fruits, with spring serving up salad specialties and unusual veg. Take the short hop to the Solent coast and you can add seaweed and shellfish to your bounty, too.