Derive an income from your woods
Back in Victorian times there was a small truffle hunting industry centred on the beech woods of Southern England. The "last" truffle hunter retired in the 1930s. Over the last decade there has been a revival of interest in English truffles. Woodland owners, you could have truffles growing naturally in your woods and not be aware of them!
We use trained dogs to search for wild growing truffles. Additionally, we run "truffle hunting experience days" where we host guests for a day to learn all about truffles, experience a couple of hours of truffle hunting and sample the results. We work in partnership with land and woodland owners making a valuable contribution to their farm or estate income:
- Truffle Sales – we shared income generated
- Truffle Hunting Days - we pay a fee per person for access to their woodland and, where available, can use indoor facilities and lunch etc.
The time required in woods is pretty minimal - a few hours approximately monthly in the season (c. September – c. February). We work in a sustainable, responsible manner and are fully insured. Our truffle hunting can successfully co-exist with other woodland interests including shooting.
To grow our business, we are seeking additional woodland sites in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and within an hour or so of London. They should be / have:
- Species - Beech plantation preferred but also any of Oak, Hazel, Birch, Hazel or Hornbeam
- Soils – well drained, alkaline soils on chalk or limestone – not “clay with flints”
- Parking for several cars
Our biggest challenge is trying to identify owners of suitable looking woodlands. If a partnership with us to help generate an income from your farm or estate woods is something that you might be interested in would be delighted to talk to you. In the first place, please contact us.