Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group

Foray Programme



Mike Stroud


Herefordshire VC 36


  • Forays are run by and for the members of the Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group. The group is self financing; a membership fee is levied to cover our postage costs and stationary involved in running the group together with the costs of printing and publishing the newsletters.
  • Our Public Liability Insurance is covered through the British Mycological Society.
  • All forays will be undertaken according to nationally agreed guidelines in the leaflet entitled "The Wild Mushroom Pickers Code of Conduct" published by English Nature.
  • Access to private sites is limited to the Group only and other sites can be too small to take large numbers and their cars.
  • Dog Owners: Please note that there are instructions for each site. Where it says,”Dogs preferably on leads, please” (mainly, Forestry Commission sites), it is understood that ‘well-controlled dogs’ may be allowed off.  NB Where stock is present, please always keep dogs on a lead.
  • Some site owners (eg Forestry Commission) specifically prohibit smoking and fires, but it is good practice to apply this to all – especially in woods.
  • Please wear suitable footwear to all sites and be prepared for all weathers. Some sites are quite steep, and slippery in bad weather, so please take care at all times.
  • Forays are normally from 10.00 am – 12.30 pm (approx.) and many of us then go to a nearby pub for lunch afterwards. Details of these are published nearer the foray dates.

Forays 2021.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all activities may be subject to change. Any information about activities for 2021 will be updated and amended as circumstance dictate.  PDF Glyph.gif  HFSG Foray Programme 2021   

Newsletters & an index can be found on the HFSG website

Access Most events in our programme are held on terrain which is not suitable for either wheelchairs or pushchairs.

All fungus and lichen records should be sent to the Group Recorder,

Jo Weightman:1 Eagle Cottages, Church Lane, Orleton, Nr.Ludlow, Shropshire; SY8 4HT

Tel. 01568 780329         e-mail: