Harvestime Weekend 2017

The next Big Apple event is planned for the weekend of 14th and 15th October – make a note in your diaries.

We will publish the programme sometime in August but, for a a flavour of what to expect have a look at the Harvestime 2016 page.

Blossomtime Weekend

Our annual Blossomtime celebration took place over the May Day bank holiday weekend of Sunday 30th April  and Monday 1st May 2017.  Despite the poor weather lots of people came to walk through the blossom-filled orchards and sample the prize-winning ciders and perries.

Details and pictures on the Blossomtime Page.

Cider and Perry Trials

These took place on Saturday 29th April 2017 at Putley Village Hall.  The entries were available for the public to taste during the Blossomtime weekend events at the hall.

Marcle Ridge Country

Another good reason to come to the Big Apple is simply to enjoy this wonderful stretch of countryside. Woodlands, soft fruit fields, hopyards and grazing pastures mix with the orchards to create a lovely farming patchwork.  The slopes of the Marcle Ridge offer splendid views across to the Malvern Hills to the east, while Woolhope in the west lies within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is no better way to explore our deeply rural county than through its food and drink and apples and cider are at its heart. Herefordshire has more orchards than any other county and is the source of over half the UK’s cider production. For us the Marcle Ridge and the Big Apple are what Herefordshire is all about.  Over the last 25 years, the number of craft food and drink producers of all kinds has truly blossomed in our local communities, providing a special experience for our visitors that is integral to the enjoyment of our rural heritage and landscape.

If you want to stay for a day or two our accommodation page has a range of suggestions.

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