The oak-framed Orchard Centre, built in 2008, at the entrance to the orchards, has a visitor information point, with a map, and leaflets. The Centre itself is not open to the public except for special events, although the orchards can be visited and enjoyed at any time. There are picnic tables on the Centre lawns. If the gates are closed, parking is on hardstanding outside, and access via kissing gates.
It is a venue for outdoor events and activities, including regular perry tastings, dawn chorus walks, activity weekends, perry pear displays, moth nights, and the traditional fun of “wassails” – see events.
The Centre buildings provide a unique venue – for all kinds of events. Orchard related lectures and practical training courses take place, and the outbuilding sheds are used as field work bases.
Cider, perry and fruit juice is made on site by the Trust, with profit from sales supporting the Centre. Details for ordering are on the Sales page. Use the contact button above for any other enquiries.
The Centre also provides unique specialist training in the production of perry and cider. Regular courses are run by the Cider Academy. Other courses are by arrangement.