Barley Wood Orchard celebrates autumn with apple day

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington.Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Visitors flocked to Barley Wood Orchard to try out apple pressing at the weekend.

Mike Atkins and Neil Phillips with youngsters putting apples in a scratter at Barley Wood Orchard Ap

Mike Atkins and Neil Phillips with youngsters putting apples in a scratter at Barley Wood Orchard Apple Day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Families from across the district gathered at the venue's apple day in Wrington on Saturday.

Villagers brought along ripe fruit to throw into a juice press and apple-themed activities entertained families on the day.

Visitors could have their spare fruit pressed into juice, bottled and pasteurised.

Revellers could also enjoy a pint of draught or mulled cider at the gathering, where people could also experience the process of making the beverage.

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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Children also took part in chucking apples in a scratter and peeling the fruit on the day.

Barley Wood Orchard's cider barn was opened by Mike and Isy Atkins in June 2018 and traditionally opens over the summer.

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The orchard launched three years ago and uses 60 varieties of apple to make the brand's cider.

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Apple day at Barley Wood Orchard, in Wrington. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Mike Atkins and Neil Phillips with youngsters putting apples in a scratter at Barley Wood Orchard Ap

Mike Atkins and Neil Phillips with youngsters putting apples in a scratter at Barley Wood Orchard Apple Day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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