Our wonderful host George Beach and his family have been farming here at Mudwalls since the 1960’s. The orchard walk is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Georges’ collection of top fruit (that’s apples and pears to you and me) trees and discover what it takes to nurture, breed and grow some of the finest seasonal British fruit around. So if you want to know your Bramleys from your Braeburns and your Worcesters from your Williams make sure you get booked onto one of the orchard walks taking place throughout the day. As the Mudwalls strapline says, it’s your chance to truly ‘follow the flavour’
Ground up cookery experience
Ground Up Cookery School led by Colin Wheeler-James with the support of HIT training and their apprentices will take you on a journey to discover the edible wild species that grow on and around Mudwalls Farm. We will explain sustainable foraging, seasonality, key ID points, preparation techniques and provide some tasters. Our aim is to inspire you to use what is available around and give you the confidence to begin collecting your own wild food!
There's no chance being hungry at UCFF - tuck in and enjoy a freshly prepared menu of delectable delights for breakfast, and lunch cooked to perfection. You can't say fairer than that.
In addition to growing top fruit George and his family grow an extensive range of brassicas on the farm throughout the year. This is an opportunity to learn what goes into producing the humble sprout or more fashionable purple sprouting broccoli, cavolo Nero and a host of others for our kitchens. From propogation to harvest follow the journey through the growing year. Make sure you watch the Birds and the Bees session on the main stage too as this will really bring the ramble to life.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Brought to you in partnership with the British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC), festival goers at UCFF will get the chance to learn how to shoot clay pigeons like a pro at the end of our foraging tours!