Britain has the perfect climate for some of the most delicious wild mushrooms known to man. They grow in our woods, pastures and hedges by the bucketful, yet almost all of us ignore this natural bounty.

This is a tragedy. Many of the commonest mushrooms are not only superbly edible, but worth a small fortune on a restaurant menu.

These two-day breaks, based in Mid-Wales’s spectacular Elan Valley, are an introduction to edible mushrooms. They are all about what is good to eat - and what to avoid.

Led by Daniel Butler, environmental writer and fungi-fanatic, these breaks are targetted at the beginner. They seek to de-mystify fungi: to guide the novice through the good, the bad and the ugly to the genuinely delicious.