PICTURES: Apple day delight at Barley Wood Orchard

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 October 2019

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

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

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Families from across the district flocked to Barley Wood Orchard’s apple day.

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

Villagers brought along ripe fruit to throw into a juice press at the garden in Wrington on Saturday afternoon.

Apple-themed activities entertained people on the day, and visitors could have their spare fruit pressed into juice, bottled and pasteurised.

Revellers could also enjoy a pint of draught or mulled cider, and people could experience the process of making the beverage at the event, as well as creating apple juice.

Poor weather prevented live music from performing at the gathering, but children still took part in chucking apples in a scratter and peeling fruit on the day.

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

Barley Wood Orchard's cider barn was opened by Mike and Isy Atkins in June 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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