National Apple Day - Extra Special Menu

 Apple Day 2018

Apple Day 2018

Apple Day is a weekend celebration of apples and orchards, held in October. It is celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom. It traditionally falls on 21 October, the date of the first such event in 1990.

Here at The Apple Store we have the following extra special menu options for you to choose from over the weekend: 

> Grilled Mackerel Fillet, new potatoes, apple celeriac and chive salad.

> Pork Loin Steak, black pudding, stuffed apple, mustard mash, beer braised carrots sage and gravy.

> Brie, Apple and red onion tart.

> Roast Butternut Squash, feta and apple salad, sage dressing and toasted pumpkin seeds.

> Parsnip and Apple Soup.

> Pork and Apple Burger.

Apple Day is intended to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing, not simply in apples, but in the richness and diversity of landscape, ecology and culture too. It has also played a part in raising awareness in the provenance and traceability of food.


A guest blog from Samantha Broadley Photography 

When Catherine and Martin first made contact with me about their wedding I was super excited. Not only would it my first Wryesdale Park wedding. I knew it would involve their dogs. As Catherine is just as obsessed with her four legged friends as I am. I joined Catherine on her parents farm for bridal preparations. In my element with wedding entire, horses and dogs. What more could a girl want. The church ceremony was perfect for the two of them. All their family and friends there to witness the marriage. We didn’t stay long outside the church as it was extremely windy. We had just enough time for a bit of confetti throwing, my fave. We had the awesome Wryesdale Park Wedding Barns waiting for us.


The wedding breakfast room set up in the barn looked amazing thanks to the awesome team and Bluebell and Daisies who supplied all the beautiful flowers. Wild floral style centre pieces filled with purple and blue flowers really suited the rural laidback barn atmosphere. It did truly look absolutely stunning.


Catherine and Martin’s wedding definitely didn’t disappoint. Martin had warned me that he wasn’t keen on having his photograph taken. If only I had a pound for every time I’ve heard that. In the end Martin secretly really enjoyed having his photograph taken. I always try and make my couples feel really at ease while photographing them, chatting and making a fool out of my self is normally the way I relax my couples.

If your planning your wedding I would love to hear from you. I’d like to photograph at the Wryesdale Park wedding Barns again, so please do get in touch.

Jason and Amy’s lovely spring Wedding


A guest post from Delicious Photography. 

Wyresdale Park is set amongst acres and acres of beautiful countryside, hosting a lake, glamping pods and more backdrops for Wedding Photos than you can shake a stick at! Indoors there’s three wedding barns which are interlinked and provide the perfect setting for a rustic wedding celebration.

Amy & Jason’s Wyresdale Park Wedding was filled with colour, walls were adorned with African fabrics and fabric streamers hanging from the ceiling paying homage to Jason’s heritage. Amy chose a stunning vintage style dress and had a gorgeous flower crown made which added a lovely splash of colour. The Bridesmaids wore Navy lace dresses from ASOS which suited them perfectly and long sleeves provided a little much needed warmth on what was a bitterly cold March day! Jason wore a tweed suit with super trendy mustard yellow socks to finish off the look.

The lovebirds chose a religious ceremony which was possibly the most heartwarming and uplifting ceremony i have ever been to and (very nearly) had me in tears! Then we went off for a few portraits together before a couple of family photos before heading back to the Wedding Barns to warm up!

Something tells me this was one hell of a party after i left, as the dance off’s beaconed before the wedding breakfast. I had such a lovely day with you all, here’s some of my favourites along with a highlight slideshow from their day.

Wedding Suppliers:

Photography- Delicious Photography

Venue- Wyresdale Park

Florist- The Flourish and Northern Soul

Videography- Luma Videography

Come and join us!

Wyresdale Park Studio & Desk Space:

Are you a creative freelancer or maker looking for an inspiring shared working space? Look no further. We have transformed our exhibition loft into a spacious, bright and cosy den and are now looking for like-minded individuals who are interested in renting desk and studio space. The loft has an open, friendly atmosphere with views across the Bowland Fells. We are surrounded by beautiful grounds and the Apple Store Café is on hand for delicious lunches...and afternoon tea and cake.

We are located off the A6, just up the hill from the picturesque village of Scorton. Desk studio spaces are priced from £95 per month and include:

  • -  Your own personal space with desk and chair

  • -  Use of a meeting room

  • -  Use of A3 and A4 printers

  • -  Excellent Broadband

  • -  Fully stocked kitchenette with microwave, kettle and fridge

  • -  Free parking onsite

  • -  Use of studio space and event barns during the week

  • -  No minimum term

    Each desk is a large space with designated sockets and lamps. The buildings are centrally heated with large wood burners to keep the spaces nice and cosy.

    If you are interested in joining our little creative hub, please email: or call James on 07818 448566. Our full address is Wyresdale Park, Snowhill Lane, Scorton, PR31BA

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Styled Shoot at Wyresdale Park


Guest post by Jessica Isherwood : Wedding Photographer

I love photography so much that even when I am not shooting a real wedding I love photographing couples in love.

Samantha is one of my best friends and she kindly agreed to model for me with her boyfriend Lee. I asked some local suppliers all based in Lancashire to help me create something magical. I'm so pleased with the outcome.

The flowers created by Rachel and Lucy were incredible and it was lovely to have them their on the day. The wedding dress that fit Samantha perfectly, fit right in with the vintage, rustic theme I wanted for the day. Lee's suit was also perfect for the occasion.

I had a few sleepless nights worrying about how it would work, but on the day it all came together and I loved photographing it so much. Thank you so much to everyone who gave their time, energy and TALENT!!

The amazing wedding suppliers involved….

Jessica Isherwood : Wedding Photographer - Facebook - Instagram: @jessie_ish

Make Up: Holly Faye - MUA 

Facebook - Instagram: @hollyfayemua

Flowers: Sweet Pea Floristry

Facebook - Instagram: @sweetpeafloristry 

Brides Dress: Dreamcatcher Bridal - Facebook 

Grooms Suit: Vintage Suit Hire - Facebook - Instagram: @vintagesuithire

Groom's Dickie Bow: Dickie Bow and Co - Instagram: @dickiebowco

Last Three Summer Dates Remaining!

Experience the great outdoors with one of our fantastic midweek wedding packages.

Wyresdale Park contains two glamping sites, a boating lake, a hundred acres of woodland and five hundred acres of fell, field and valley. With bell tents, canvas lodges, swimming jetties, wood fired hot tubs, fire pits, straw bales and garden games,

It’s an enchanted place to explore for both you and your guests as you barbeque, boat and prepare for your special day.

Dates available:

18th July 2018

22nd August 2018

29th August 2018

For 2018 only we are offering a discount of £1000, so £4900 instead of £5900. Please email or call 01524 792296 


The Wyresdale Wedding Team



Day hire packages now available in November and December 2018

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With the incredible light that winter brings, November and December are magical months to celebrate your big day here at Wyresdale Park in Lancashire. Perfectly positioned between fell and lake in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, Wyresdale Park Estate will warmly welcome you as you enjoy our picturesque wedding venue ideal for unique and unforgettable photographs, both inside and out.

The barns will be beautifully decorated with Christmas trees, estate grown ivy and holly, candelabras, lanterns and fairy lights, beautiful silver birch and christmas greenery galore.

Exclusive use of:

  • Three interconnected barns. The barns include the White Barn for the feast and celebration, Ceremony Barn for civil ceremony and the Exhibition Barn for your drinks reception. These can accommodate 130 guests for your ceremony and two hundred for the reception.

  • Fairy lights, festoon lighting and fire bowls all inclusive with the package.  Bar fridges are glass washer is included. We have 19 round tables, two trestle tables and 130 chairs.

  • The North Wing of the Hall, beautifully decorated with three bedrooms, large kitchen diner, living room and room service courtesy of the Apple Store Cafe if requested.

  • Your own handmade rustic oak bar. The bar is a real gem, perfect for late night revelry. There is no corkage charge so you purchase your own alcohol and book our staff to serve. Alternatively, use the vintage horse box provided by Bon Vivant who will provide complimentary welcome drinks, then run the bar for you.

  • Catering marquee equipped with sinks and worktops, attached to the barn for quick easy service.

  • Your own private jetty and use of a boat for photographs on our stunning lake.

Available Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December -  subject to availability

Price From £3950.00

For further details please email or call: 01524 792296