The Way Through the Woods

a walking book club special

fungi foraging with author

Long Litt Woon

Monday 7th October 2019

10am - 12.30pm

'As the world of mushrooms opened up to me I began to see that the path back to life was easier than I had thought. It was simply a matter of gathering delights that flash and sparkle. All I had to do was follow the mushroom trail, even though I still didn’t know where it would lead. What would I find in the great unknown that lay ahead of me? What lay beyond those hilltops and mists and turns in the road?’

When Long Litt Woon loses her husband of 32 years to an unexpected death, she is utterly bereft. An immigrant in his country, in losing the love of her life she has also lost her compass and her passport to society. For a time, she is stuck, aimless, disoriented. It is only when she wanders off deep into the woods with mushroom hunters and is taught there how to see clearly what is all around her, and learn how to make distinctions, take educated risks and hear all the different melodies in Nature’s chorus, that she returns to life and to living. And it is mushrooms which guide her back. In this book, she describes how they saved her, and how they might save you.


If you wish to join the foraging walk booking is essential.

'Tickets' are priced at £17.00 which includes a hard back copy of The Way Through the Woods (rrp 16.99) which Woon will sign for you on the day. For those of you that already own a copy the ticket price is £10.00

Sorry but so we can focus on hunting for fungi dogs will not be allowed to attend this particular walk.


If you are based further afield but would like to attend, we can pop a copy in the post, postage within the UK costs just £3.00, simply contact the shop to make arrangements.

We have teamed up with Knapp House and Loyton Lodge who are offering 10% discount to guests who have booked to join this event. On booking your place with us you will receive the secret code required when booking your stay. 

It promises to be an informative morning.


We discovered these fungi on a previous autumnal walking book club outing. I'm sure Long Litt Soon will be able to tell us exactly what they are rather than us just marvelling and commenting on their beauty!

Do join us if yo can

Call the shop on 01398 324457 to book your place or call in

‘Anyone with an interest in the natural world will delight in Long's sharp-eyed descriptions (and line drawings) of fungi and her therapeutic rambles through Norwegian woods. A wonder-inducing dive into the unique kingdom of fungi.’Kirkus