All members are welcome to sit in on our committee meetings which are held at 7.30pm at the Derby Arms, Witherslack.

Minutes of the last committee meeting are here

The next committee meeting is on Monday November 11th. 7.30pm at the Derby Arms, Witherslack

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.




6. Saturday 19th October: Apple Pressing at Dick Palmer's, Broughton-in-Furness 10.30am - 3.30pm.

For directions, call 01229 716095

7. Saturday 19th October: Apple Pressing at Appleby Edibles.

For directions call Lucy Teather on 07710 405357

8. Saturday October 26th 10.00am - 2.00pm - Sedbergh Apple Day at The Peoples Hall, Howgill Lane, Sedbergh LA10 5DQ

Organised by COGS (Community Orchard Group Sedbergh), there will be apple pressing using the Spiedel Mill & Hydropress, apple identification & advice, other related stands & music



9. Sunday November 3rd 10.00am - 4.00pm - Members' Apple pressing day at Sprint Mill, Burneside

The final opportunity to bring your apples for pressing into juice. Don't forget to bring containers for the juice and bags to carry away the spent pulp.

Directions: From Burneside take road past paper mill towards A6, Immediately before bridge over River Sprint take track on left for 100yds then park on left.

Batch sizes per person are: 20kg per person at events # 8
40 kg per person at events # 6 & 9
There will be a donations box at events 8
Unlimited (within reason) at events # 1 & 9 but these are for SLOG members only (non-members can join on the day, membership is only £8, no donation required)


SLOG Newsletter Autumn 2019

Apple blossom

Andy's 41th newsletter for SLOG, and still as interesting and informative as ever.






Apple Trees for Sale

Katy apple


For SLOG's apple trees, grafted in 2018 are still available and ready for planting, please see our Apple Trees for Sale. SLOG has specially selected varieties and rootstocks that do well here in the North West. Here is a description of each variety to help you make up your mind. Price £13.50.



Our Guide to Planting a Maiden Tree

Plant a maiden tree



Read and print off our 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