| Commentary

193 Foraging

| Commentary

193 Foraging

Mushroom hunting and blackberrying are generally tolerated by landowners when done responsibly and solely for personal use. People who pick wild mushrooms or fruit from plants, for example blackberries, growing wild on any land are guilty of theft only if they do so for commercial purposes1. However anyone entering property in order to pick mushrooms or fruit may be guilty of trespass. Rights of access to designated open access land under Section 2(1) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 do not extend to persons who intentionally remove, damage or destroy any plant,

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