A Seasonal Celebration of English Apples and Cider in the Herefordshire Parishes of the Marcle Ridge

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Twice a year the parishes of the Marcle Ridge - Much Marcle with Aylton, Little Marcle, Munsley, Pixley, Putley and Woolhope - celebrate their heritage of apples and pears, cider and perry. In Springtime there is a unique blend of orchards in blossom and traditional cider tasting. In Autumn the harvest is celebrated whilst pressing the fruit for the next year's vintage is under way.

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Putley lies South of the A417 Ledbury to Hereford road. A key point is the Trumpet crossroads with its garage and inn. We are just 15 minutes from the M50 motorway, 2.5 hours from London and 1.25 hours from South Wales and the West Midlands. For details of accommodation in the area phone Ledbury Tourist Information Centre tel 01531 636147

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