Welcome to the Carding Mill valley and Long Mynd. An upland plateau owned and managed by the National Trust. Full of steep valleys and precambrian rock, the Long Mynd is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering an area of nearly 5 sqr miles
Friday, 20 September 2013
Apple Picking season is here! Our FTVs Isabel and Richard went with Countryside Manager Pete Carty and Volunteers Pete and Dick to Dudmaston yesterday to pick apples. Some of these will be made into delicious apple cake in the Tea Room, and some will be stored for the crafts day next weekend when they will be pressed to make apple juice!
Gardener Mark shows Isabel the best apples
Apple picking is a delicate task, as the apples will not store if they are bruised. They are picked off the trees only when ripe using special equipment, then stored in pallets in a clean, dry shed.
Pete and Dick depositing their pick
Keep an eye on this blog for more infomation about the Craft Day!