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Paul Nichol – (Trees, Mushrooms)

  • field mycologist, botanist, author and adult tutor from Cumbria
  • author of a respected guide to Identifying mushrooms and toadstools
  • founded Nottinghamshire Fungi Study Group
  • County Recorder for fungi in Cumbria
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“A first rate course. Paul Nichol is an excellent tutor. He made the subject both interesting and intelligible. I hope that he will take other courses. All the staff at Higham Hall were friendly and helpful. The accommodation was very comfortable and the food plentiful and excellent.”

“Fantastic tutor. By some margin the best I have encountered on a course.”

“Good knowledgeable teacher. Enjoyed the course. Good support from cheery kitchen staff.”

“I really enjoyed the course – Paul is an excellent tutor very knowledgeable but approachable.”

“Really enjoyable, practical course.”

“The course was excellent”

“Excellent teacher, very interesting, clear and encouraging.”

Upcoming Courses

May 2017

WOODLAND WALKS: KNOW TREES BETTER

May 30th at 18:30 to June 1st at 13:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Some gentle walking on the level through woods with the purpose of collecting specimens and identifying trees when they are in leaf. Learn something about trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. Field Trips

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September 2017

MUSHROOMS & TOADSTOOLS – FOR STARTERS

September 8th at 18:30 to September 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Be fascinated by the amazing range of fungi at this time of year in the North Lakes. With expert guidance, hone identification skills, spotting & foraging those that may be eaten. Especially good for first timers, this is the time of year to do it! Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips

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WOODLAND WALKS – IDENTIFYING FERNS

September 17th at 18:30 to September 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Learn about ferns and their identification whilst enjoying some gentle walking on the level through woods - of which there are plenty of local examples here in the Northwest Lakes. Be guided to recognise the diversity and clues the flora offer to the nature of its setting. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. Field Trips

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