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May 2018
Foraging Course

Introduction to Foraging

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fun and informative wild food foray in the woods, fields and hedgerows around Vale House Kitchen. On this one-day course you’ll find and prepare wild foods gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. You’ll not only learn to identify common wild foods, but also landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, their relationships and seasonality with wild food. Learn about the history from our ancient…

Course date: 24th May 2018

Price per person: £135

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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July 2018
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Simulated Clay Day

Hosted at the fantastic Tunley Estate just a few minutes drive from Vale House Kitchen. Tunley estate is an established game shoot which is used by a private syndicate during the game season. 95% of the drives used on the simulated days are the same drives used during the game season which makes it as realistic as possible and resulting in testing clays throughout each drive. The estate has a valley running the length of it creating the perfect setting…

Course date: 12th July 2018

Price per person: £180

One Day - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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September 2018
Fly Fishing Course

Beginners Fly Fishing Course

This 1 day introduction to Fly Fishing course starts with a briefing at Vale House Kitchen before we head out with renowned fly fishing instructor Neil Keep to our local lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. After mastering the art of casting and learning about which flies will tempt the trout we will spend the day fishing and hopefully land a fair few for the table!…

Course date: 8th September 2018

Price per person: £180

1 day - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Fly Fishing Course

The Fly Fishing Experience – 2 day course

The first day of this 2-day experience starts with a briefing at Vale House Kitchen before renowned fly fishing instructor Neil Keep takes you out to our local lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. The day ends with a fishing session, when hopefully you’ll land a fair few for the table! Lunch is included. Skills ✹ About the tackle, what it does and how to set…

Course dates: 8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018

Price per person: £350

2 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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October 2018
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The Shooting Experience – 2 day Course

On Day 1, you will be driven to Award winning Shellards Shoot where you will be given a full gun safety briefing by the shooting instructors before enjoying a morning clay-pigeon shooting. After a light lunch you will participate a couple of game drives and have the opportunity to shoot pheasant and other wild game birds. Lunch is included. Skills ✹ Shooting Instruction ✹ Shooting Safety ✹ Shooting Etiquette ✹ Countryside Code On Day 2, game chef extraordinaire Tim Maddams will show…

Course dates: 13th October 2018 - 14th October 2018

Price per person: £600

2 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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November 2018
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One Day Game Shooting

You’ll start your day with a warm welcome at Shellards Shoot, a few breakfast bites and given a full briefing for the day. This is a family run shoot in Wellow just south of Bath. Locally known as “Shellards Shoot” it won The Shooting Times best small shoot in 2013. Each of the participants will get to shoot on a 100-120 bird driven day, with elevenses out in the field and lunch at the end of the day. Shellards Shoot…

Course date: 17th November 2018

Price per person: £480

one day - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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