All members are welcome to sit in on our committee meetings which are held at 7.30pm at the Derby Arms, Witherslack. The date of the next meeting is Tuesday November 8th at 7.30pm in the Snug at the Derby Arms Here are the committee minutes from August 2016.

The SLOG Autumn Newsletter is now available

SLOG members can get discounts from Beetham Nurseries (5% off all products), and RV Roger (10% off fruit trees and bushes). Please have your membership card and number ready to quote before your sale goes through the till

SLOG Orchard If you want to be involved in the orchard, please email Andy or call him on 01539 727772.

What's New at the South Lakeland Orchard Group


SLOG - The South Lakeland Orchard Group

All of our events are free to members. We welcome new members who can join at the event - just £10 for a couple, and £8 singles. Alternatively, look on our joining page and contact Adam who will get you signed up now.





SLOG Apple Pressing Events

Details about these, and more, are in the Autumn Newsletter

Lots of us have good crops this year so here is a list of all the pressing events available to SLOG members:

Saturday 24th September 10.00 - 4.00 Wilf's Cafe Mill Yard, Staveley

Saturday 1st October 10.30 - 4.00 Ford Park Apple Day Ford Park, Ulverston

Saturday 8th October 10.00 - 4.00 SLOG Members Pressing Day Bob Bradleys, Witherslack

Sunday 9th October 10.00 - 4.00 Acorn Bank Apple Day Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby

Saturday 15th October 10.30 - 3.30 Levens School Apple Pressing Levens School, Levens

Sunday November 6th 10.30 - 4.00 SLOG Members Pressing Day Sprint Mill, Burneside

This year, as well as the usual, there will be an additional late pressing day for SLOG members, at Sprint Mill, Burneside, hosted by Edward and Romola.

To get there, take the road out past the Spar in Burneside (single file traffic over the Burneside bridge still) and continue towards the A6 but turn left down the track immediately before Sprint Bridge (which is still closed). There is no access from the A6 until the bridge repairs are completed who knows when!


SLOG Newsletter Autumn 2016

Apple blossom

Andy's 29th newsletter for SLOG, and still as interesting and informative as ever.

As well as the usual update on SLOG activities, of which there are many at this time of year, find out about buying trees at a favourable discount via SLOG, ordering rootstock, and lots more.




Apple Trees for Sale

Katy appleFor SLOG's apple trees, grafted in 2015, and now ready for planting, please see our Apple Trees for Sale page. SLOG has specially selected varieties and rootstocks that do well here in the North West. Price £13.50. Please contact Adele.

We have now also done our annual grafting for 2016, and the trees will start to be available from late summer 2016. See the list if you wish to reserve your choice. Again, Adele is the person to contact.


Ros also has Katy and Scotch Bridget for sale from 2016 graftings on MM106 rootstock. Contact Ros on 01539 741943 or Price also £13.50.


Our Guide to Planting a Maiden Tree

Plant a maiden tree



Read and print off our new guide to planting your new tree. Put together by Mike for everyone who buys a SLOG tree, it's now available for all. We hope you like it, and find it helpful.




The Apples and Orchards of Cumbria

Our chairman, Andy Gilchrist has written a book about the apple varieties and orchards of Cumbria. It is on sale, for £9.00 + P&P and can also be ordered direct from Andy by contacting him on

SLOG AGM 2016 Papers

The Minutes, Chairman's and Membership reports are now available.