Discover Belmont and yourself through an ever changing range of inspiring experiences in a variety of remarkable venues. Foraging, cooking with fire, yoga, forest bathing, inspirational learning, cookery, supper clubs, community eating, butchery, preserving, music, theatre .. The list goes on…
Explore our historic woodland discovering fruits, nuts, mushrooms, wild herbs and other edibles. We will guide you through the history of the estate alongside the sensitive management required to preserve this valuable resource.
After your foraging walk, you’ll enjoy a lunch of organic Belmont produce featuring your gathered wild ingredients, cooked over fire in the woods, feasting amongst the trees. A talk and tasting session from our wild larder will showcase ingredients and techniques used by chefs to preserve the seasons and capture wild ingredients at their best to use throughout the year.
On your departure, you’ll leave Belmont with a goody bag equipping you to continue your newfound passion for foraging and exploring the land around you.
Starting with a tour of some of our parkland pasture and heritage woodland, you’ll meet our free ranging, rare breed, organic livestock before heading to the butchery in the old Garden Pavilion for a hands on experience with an artisan butcher. Learn about our nose to tail ethos, using the whole animal, including those forgotten cuts and offal.
From steak through skirt to sausages (traditional and cured) you will learn cuts and cures before sitting down to a feast of organic produce from our pasture, woodland and walled garden paired with local beverages and prepared by the chef.
Arrival drinks and cake
An introduction to animal husbandry
An introduction to deboning, tying and secondary cuts
A lunch of Belmont estate produce, paired with local drinks
Curing and sausage making
Refreshment break accompanied by home-made goodies
Go home armed with your days creations and a few added Belmont extras
Using our own free range, organic meat, we offer curing and cookery courses covering the traditional principles of preservation, charcuterie and smoking. We also provide courses
demonstrating how to use the Big Green Egg to create perfectly smoked meats.
From the perfect steak over fire to vegetarian cooking of our Walled Garden produce, we offer a variety of cookery courses either in our Carriage House demonstration kitchen, beneath the
trees of our heritage woodland or in the 18th century vegetable garden.
Escape the pressures of the modern world and get back to nature by attending one of our mindfulness courses. Life can be so hectic it’s often easy to lose perspective of what’s important.
Using practices developed over thousands of years, our mindfulness coaches will bring you the peace of mind for which you’ve been searching.
Our yoga classes will cleanse the mind, body and soul within the serene setting and natural environment of the estate. Good vibes all round.
If you’re interested in our range of courses, please get in touch.
Your day will begin with a brief exploration of traditional woodland management, from planting to coppicing, utilising offcuts and windblowns for sustainable charcoal and firewood production.
You will build your campfire kitchen before learning the different techniques of cooking over fire, using organic estate meat and heritage vegetables from our walled garden, before enjoying
your feast amongst the trees.