Autumn walks in Brockhampton's orchards

Walking in the wildflower meadow at Brockhampton

Herefordshire is renowned across the world for it's fruit orchards and this quiet valley near Bromyard is no exception. We have damson, apple, cherry and pear trees across the estate with 'pick your own' events this autumn.

Autumn is the perfect time to take a walk in the scenic Herefordshire countryside. By October, the damsons in the orchard are coming to an end and the apples are finally ripe enough to be picked.

Apples on a bough
Apples on a bough
Apples on a bough

There’s something quite magical about walking through a mature orchard surrounding a medieval manor and moat. Make sure you bring your camera as the streaming sun creates the most wonderful lighting.

The manor looking picturesque in autumn
The manor house looking autumnal
The manor looking picturesque in autumn

Venture out further onto the estate; see the changing leaves and bustling squirrels collecting and burying acorns for the winter months. Whether you want a gentle stroll around a beautiful setting or a more adventurous woodland hill climb you’ll find it all here at Brockhampton.

Embrace this autumn with your loved ones; go on long walks, wrap up and take a flask and enjoy nature looking stupendous in its autumnal finery.

Come and see the last of the autumn colours
The gardens in autumn
Come and see the last of the autumn colours

Our work in the orchards

There are 125 acres of orchard on the estate but many more have been lost over the years, As a major part of the heritage of the estate we have been undertaking a series of restoration projects. We've planted 75 fruit trees so far and have identified a further 21 acres as part of the next phase.

Replanting of Brockhampton Estate Orchards
Replanting of Brockhampton Estate Orchards
Replanting of Brockhampton Estate Orchards

So please come and see are work, pick some fruit, or take a relaxing stroll in the woods as Autumn is the most interesting time of year here at Brockhampton. And with all of  these orchards there is always some mistletoe hanging around the corner!