Harvest Cowbridge – a volunteer community harvesting project led by HubCowbridge CIC – are delighted to offer their first event. An Orchard Walk for Vale of Glamorgan Walking Festival Sunday 1st June 2014.
The 5 mile walk will start in the Physic Garden Cowbridge at 11.30am, and a member of the Physic Garden staff will briefly talk about the fruit trees in the Physic Garden. We will then cross the playing fields to the woods in Llanblethian, passing the Llanblethian Orchards. Continuing uphill past Llanblethian church towards the Cross Inn and visit the cider orchard at Glyndwr Vineyard.
Sue and Richard Norris have kindly offered a tour of the orchard - and will have their cider available for tasting and purchase. A picnic lunch stop will be taken at the beautifully rustic Llanfrynach Church.
The walk continues up to the A48 over a set of coffin stiles, and onto Penllyn Estate Farm – with a visit to the orchard there. Then its a return to Cowbridge on a footpath that runs parallel to the High St, passing some privately planted fruit trees, finishing at the Town Hall carpark.
Valeways walking policies will be observed – no dogs allowed. Free of charge – no booking required.
The walk will be led by Gareth Simpson of Valeways, and Debbie Leigh of HubCowbridge.
Harvest Cowbridge is a volunteer community group – new members welcome – that is planning a series of apple and orchard related events during the year – including volunteer harvesting, an Apple Day celebration and Wassail.