Take the Tarka Line from Exeter or Barnstaple to get to Eggesford on the 16th and 17th October for the Eggesford Gardens Apple and Cider Fair.

Taste many varieties of cider and apple juice and accompany them with some apple-based preserves, cakes and pies. Along with the apple produce there will also be a selection of local beers, cheeses and honey.

This popular festival is at the perfect time in the year for apple produce tasting and walking around wrapped up warmly in a woolly coat, hat and gloves as the low autumnal sun shines down and a sharp wind whips around you.

I’d certainly be envious of anyone who can make it down as this is a beautiful part of the country at this time of year. Let us know if you do go and how you find it!

The gardens are open from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday and further details on how to get there can be found at the website.

If you can’t make the Apple and Cider Fair, then on the 31st October Eggesford Gardens also pay host to an Autumn Craft Fair selling paintings, prints, jewellery, basketry, wood crafts and ceramics.