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sighthound



Joined: 19 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 10:20 am    Post subject: Mushroom in Yorkshire - An Italian visitor!  Reply with quote    

I would like to introduce myself
Iím Edoarod and Iíve just moved in west Yorkshire from ItalyÖWill stay here something like six months for works.
In Italy I lived in the green U mbria, full of fantastic woods and mushroom and I really enjoy to take walk and hunt mushroom.

Could i ask you some information? really cannot find some info on the website and on the net..

Usual hunting in Italy are: Boletus, Lactarius (delicious, sanguifluus, salmonicolor ), craterellus cornucopiodes, cantharellus and so on.

Is the same here?
Under which type of wood could them be found here?

Also, I donít know anyone and also I donít know anything here..
If anyone would advice me some ď areas ď where are woods or forest or want to do a walking together, this will be really appreciated.

I usually could go only in the weekend and could drive for many miles without problems.

Donít worrie, donít want to steal your secret places....Simply, i would like to understand which species are usually hunted in england and under which trees or terrain they grow...i think that there will be some difference with Italy..!

Also, sorry for my english, I know is so bad..!!

Thjanks for your help

Edoard

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome aboard, where in W Yorkshire?

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome aboard.
I don't really know West Yorkshire so I can't speak for there but generally I'd say we're looking for the same sort of things here as you would be in Italy, certainly porcini and chanterelles.
With a bit of luck someone will be along with more area specific information for you.

sighthound



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Iím currently based in HuddersfieldÖhave time only in the weekend but I really enjoy to drive so able to move whereverÖFrom Scotland to wales or wherever!
itís all new for me so I also have to explore and enjoy this beautiful country ( and foraging in the meanwhile!! ) 

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hello,your english is better than my italian

all of your shrooms grow here,they will be in similar locations to those you are used to.
we have a few other rather nice ones you might not know ,chicken of the woods/wood and field blewits/velvet shanks/oysters are among my favorites.

rather than traveling long distances to far away woodland invest in an ordinance survey map of your local area.it will show the areas of grassland or woodland and whether the woods are conifer or broadleaf, foot paths and public access land is marked .
with that information you can spend more time looking and less driving.
most of the best places i have found are not huge forests or agricultural land but small patches of woods or grasslands in urban areas.

there are not many uk shroom pickers so you might get funny looks from the public when picking but it is unlikely you will be poaching another pickers patch.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sighthound wrote:
Iím currently based in HuddersfieldÖhave time only in the weekend but I really enjoy to drive so able to move whereverÖFrom Scotland to wales or wherever!
itís all new for me so I also have to explore and enjoy this beautiful country ( and foraging in the meanwhile!! ) 


ok i know huddersfield quite well ,a few places to look.

mature conifer woods , from the bottom of the holme moss road there is a track past cartworth moor down to holme through the woods ,park by the reservoir and walk up and down is probably better than driving the track

mature broadleaf ,honley wood,hagg wood,bunny wood /longwood,quarmby clough(i planted most of the youngish trees on the slopes )the river colne valley from longroyd bridge to milnesbridge ,farnley woods,etc etc etc .

grassland as and where you find it but the south facing valley sides tend to be better than the north facing ones

as i dont live there at the mo a good place to look for grassland and broadleaf species is tp woods and grassy bits(between paddock and marsh)

happy picking

if you like good beer and spirits try the grove pub

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

re exploring ,kielder forest , the coast from the humber to northumberland ,pennine way etc etc etc

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ive just had a thought ,at this time of year if you walk up quarmby clough from the longwood road and go up the first footpath on the left (after the house and gate across the track)there should be shaggy parasols .on the grassy fields on the top there may be some flats.the young oaks will be hiding a few tasty things but tis hard to find em as there are no paths and it slopes a lot . at the top of the valley (along the track)there are possibly oysters on the fallen stuff and maybe some boletus under the old trees.

sighthound



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Dpack for all your advice!
i'm stasrting to google all the roads you give me since i live and work in huddersfield but don't know it very well...i cannot move without a satnav

What about peak district?

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the peak district is very nice to explore,the wooded bits tend to be in the valleys and the tops are open moorland.

the derwent valley is nice,plenty of historic sites,houses and industrial stuff,the area near castleton is also nice.
if you go walking on the moors map and compass is a good idea because it is very easy to get lost as the weather often changes rapidly from clear to thick mist and in autumn/winter they are best treated as mountains even though they are not very high they can be rather cold and windy.

a good place to take a look at huddersfield from is castle hill ,a rather nice bronze age hill fort with a good view over the town to the front and some mushroomy grassland/woodlands on the back slopes .

the woodland around outlane golf course often has boletus especially the beech wood in the valley.

sighthound



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Which wood near the outlane golf?
I see on google map shaw wood, that is the closest to M62, then, hirst wood, pighill wood and bonny cloud hill...

will take a look tomorrrow

I also send you an email!!

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hirst wood is mostly beech and might have boletus at the mo ,but all of those in that valley are worth a look for broadleaf shrooms

sighthound



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 14 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks!!
i Can't find the other spots of the reply of this morning on google maps!

i leave you also my email
edoardo.scosta@gmail.com

HKS



Joined: 11 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 14 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi edouardo, alex from wildmushroomsonline again. i will message you my email now - check your PM (top left under user status, you should see 'unread messages')

Looks like you are getting some good info already here.
I didn't know wood blewits may not be common in italy. They are pretty proliffic usually round here (wiltshire) definatly one to look out for if you haven't had them before. very good eating and easy to identify (too sweet orange juice smell FTW). Once we get the 1st frost i always find them in areas of falllen pine needles, if you spot a fallen branch blewitts are often nesting in the green needles underneath. When you find one usually you will find more nearby.

I normally use googlemaps too for directions etc but i have found that bing is better for shrooms.
http://www.bing.com/maps

you can change the view to ordance survey which as mentioned above is great for seeing paths/tree types&density/etc

It has not been a great year so far here but we had some big thunderstorms the last few days so heres hoping next week is better
good luck

HKS



Joined: 11 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 14 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh one more thing a couple of useful web links

details of open woodland sites to visit
http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/

good pics and useful as you can organise by scientific name, genus or common (UK) name
http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/index.php

great pics and has an 'in season now page' i used to use this a lot to know what to look out for
http://www.foragingguide.com/mushrooms/in_season

small but great site on uk fungi
http://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guides/#edible

food and fungi by season
http://www.wildfoodandrecipes.co.uk/p/wild-food-seasonal-calender-wild-food.html

you know this one but it is so confusingly organised you may not have found the digital truffles on offer there
http://www.wildmushroomsonline.co.uk/Autumn-Mushroom/index.php
http://www.wildmushroomsonline.co.uk/all-category-list/

Also
http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/
http://www.mushroomtable.com/wild_list.htm

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