Fungi at The Sharpham Trust - Jelly Ears

First-time Fungi Quest


Saturday 28 October, 10.30am to 1.00pm

Ever wondered what strange creatures lie beneath the forest?

Imagine being able to dive beneath the leaf litter and discover a completely new perspective about life on Earth.

Dr. Christian Taylor will introduce to you the Kingdom of Fungi which permeates and connects all other forest life - and without which there would be no forest.

The walk will encompass some of the different habitats at Sharpham Estate and explore them from the perspective of fungi.

Fungi at The Sharpham Trust - orange peel

This day is for you if you are:

  • curious about the incredible fungi kingdom and how it is critical to all life on Earth.

    Please note that we will not be focusing on looking for edible fungi and we can't guarantee that we will find any - it will completely depend on the weather conditions leading up to the event.

You'll experience:

  • the natural history of one of nature's most overlooked wonders
  • the hidden Fungal Kingdom that grows its mycelial networks through roots, leaves branches and soil
  • how these organisms not only interconnect plants, animals and bacteria but also create soil and nutrient cycles that are the foundation of life on land

What should you bring?

  • a drink and a snack
  • sturdy but comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • waterproofs (depending on forecast)
  • please wear long trousers (as we will be walking through vegetation on woodland paths with a small chance of ticks)

First Time Fungi Quest gallery


This event runs from 10.30am to 1.00pm.

If you're in a car, park in the Woodland Campsite car park and then we'll meet at The Woodland Campsite at 10.30am.

There will be an introduction there, followed by a gently-paced walk around Sharpham Estate (a walk of 1.5 miles maximum).

The paths are uneven in places and there is a substantial hill to walk down - and then walk back up again on the way back - but everyone can go at their own pace.

The event finishes at 1pm.


Without a doubt, Dr. Taylor's evident passion for the kingdom of fungi was passed on to us all

A participant on a previous Fungi Quest
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Sharpham Trust Woodland Retreats

Events at Woodland Campsite

This event will be based at the Woodland Campsite which has it's own car park signposted as you drive onto the estate.

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Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, children are FREE on this event.

£5 Adult Standard Cost

£0 Children Fully Funded

We're asking for donations to help support and sustain the work of The Sharpham Trust.

2 children (aged 7 and above) maximum per adult. For ages 7 years and up (babes in arms ok but routes not accessible for pushchairs)

Adults CAN book without a child/children

Terms & Conditions

Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy

Available dates

2023 28 Oct

First-Time Fungi Quest

With Dr Christian Taylor