Cycling and cider makes for a great combination in Herefordshire.
Cycling and cider isn’t a combination you’re likely see on the Tour De France, but here in England it’s a different story. Ledbury’s apple farmers have been producing cider for centuries and, rumour has it, there’s a nice little cycle route that’ll take you conveniently past their doors. The 20-mile (32km) ride begins at the station and after a short burst of pedal power you’ll soon be smelling fresh-cooked food at the Scrumpy House – home of Westons cider. Once you’ve sampled the goods and filled your boots, why not head to one of the six working farms en route to grab some local produce. Like Lyne Down Farm, for example, where Carol and Steve sell traditional cider made in their original wooden scratter mill, and you can wander round the orchard in the late afternoon sun. You are passing, after all; it’s almost rude not to stop!
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