October 13th and 14th 2007
The Common Core
Available throughout the weekend.
Take home some quality English apples
Cider tasting and sales in Much Marcle:
Lunches and suppers:
Our local pubs and restaurants will be serving dishes using apple and cider recipes.
In Much Marcle:
Butchers Arms, Woolhope, 01432 860281
Crown Inn, Woolhope, 01432 860468
Hopton Arms, Ashperton, 01531 670520
In Ledbury, Mrs Muffins Teashop uses recipes from our Big Apple recipe book, 11am to 4.30pm.
– open both days in Much Marcle
(HR8 2LY, grid ref: SO661333)
A Feast of Apples – displays of apples, in the Great Barn, including cider fruit and perry pears; tastings of dessert and culinary fruit; ‘Jus’ apple juice; apple identification (£2 a variety on the day, £6 if has to be taken away for further investigation; please bring a sample of 3 apples) by Marcher Apple Network; perry making. Entry £1.50 (children free). 2 to 4.45pm.
Apple market selling less usual varieties in the Haywain Barn.
Herefordshire Landscapes in Monochrome, an exhibition of photographs by Chris Poole MBE LRPS, diplomat, writer, photographer, and felt hangings by Jennie Lane. Entry free. 2 to 4.45pm.
Tours of Hellens on Saturday at 3pm, 3.30pm Sunday at 3.30pm (£5, concessions)
Tools for Self Reliance
Range of hand tools for sale from "Tools for Self Reliance", a group supplying refurbished hand tools to developing countries and to many satisfied customers in Herefordshire!
(Grid ref: SO658330)
Apple teas – delicious! 2 - 5pm
(HR8 2NL, grid ref: SO662323)
Open day – award winning, small scale craft perry and cider making in a traditional orchard, managed to organic standards. Ploughman’s lunches by Truffles Delicatessen. 10am - 5pm.
(HR8 2NT, grid ref: SO646312)
Open day – demonstrations of traditional cidermaking. 10am - 5pm.
Barbecue and Cider City Jazzmen 1 - 3pm.
Westons Cider 10am - 4pm
(HR8 2NQ, grid ref: SO648331)
Guided tours (£5.00/£3.00) 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm. Self-guided orchard walk.
Shire horse dray rides (£2.50/£1.50).
(Grid ref: SO657327)
Harvest - church open 11am to 5pm,
produce sale, tours of the bell tower.
(HR8 2NW, grid ref: SO659319).
Open Day for Countryside Restoration Trust. Guided walks through the farmgrassland and orchards. Donations welcome. 11am to 5pm.
Saturday 13th October
Country Breakfast 9 -10.30am. Much Marcle Memorial Hall. Traditional £6/ Light £4. Details and tickets (01531) 660208. Numbers limited.
Leominster Morris at Westons (11.30am), Gregg’s Pit (12.30pm), Hellens (2.30pm).
A Mistletoe Miscellany. An illustrated talk by Jonathan Briggs of Mistletoe Matters.
Much Marcle Memorial Hall, 5.30pm. £3.50.
Sunday 14th October
What is the value of an orchard? A talk by David Marshall, Associate of the Bulmer Foundation, based on his work for Herefordshire Orchards Community Evaluation Project at Dragon Orchard Farm, Putley, HR8 2RG. (Grid ref: SO653381) 11.30am. No charge.
Big Apple Bike Ride. Market House, Ledbury at 10am, leave 10.30. Follow quiet country lanes, visiting cider producers and orchards. BYO picnic and explore Big Apple, returning pm to Ledbury. Information (01531) 635432.
Marcle Ridge Walk. 7 mile walk along the Marcle Ridge and through the orchards of Putley, led by David Walker. Steep in places. No dogs please. Donations welcome. Meet Ridge Car Park (Grid ref: SO631346), 9.30am.