• Sturdy walking boots or wellies
  • Wet-weather clothing (the forays go ahead despite the weather conditions)
  • Old clothing (quite often the forays get into bramble and dense shrubbery)
  • You may also want to dress to avoid ticks.


  • A Competent Field Guide, if you have one
  • A basket for collecting, a wooden trug, wicker basket or plastic tub, but not a carrier bag
  • A small knife (but please note the Laws On Carrying Knives)
  • A notebook and pen/pencil, to note down your finds so you will remember them when the list comes out