Walking through Colwall today it is hard to imagine the scale of the orchard industry that once thrived here. For many years the village was a productive centre for the growing, harvesting and processing of fruit. The landscapes today provide clues to this history.

The remaining traditional orchards in and around the village are fantastic places where nature thrives. They are great places for people too – magical places which delight and lift our spirits through the seasons. Our orchard heritage is important to both people and nature.


COG has researched the history of orchards in Colwall and brought this together in the form of a self-guided trail leaflet. 

The 2.8 mile route starts and ends at Colwall Railway Station and includes a visit to Colwall Village Garden. The leaflet tells the story of how orchards became important to Colwall and why they are still relevant today. 


The leaflet can be purchased from various outlets in the Malvern, Ledbury and Colwall area for £2. These include:

  • John Goodwin Estate Agents, Walwyn Road, Colwall
  • Colwall Post Office
  • Icebytes Ledbury
  • Malvern Tourist Information Centre
  • Ledbury Heritage Centre
  • Ledbury Books and Maps
  • Sally's Kiosk (British Camp)

More details on where you can purchase the leaflet to follow

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For a brief taster of the content of our Orchard Heritage Trail leaflet and to see an indicative selection of other images that we have collected please click the link below.

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