The Bramley Apple story starts with Mary Ann Brailsford, a young Southwellian who took some pips from the apples her mother was preparing and planted them in a flower pot. As one of the pips was doing so well, it was later transferred to the young girl’s garden where it began to thrive. It is this tree that first began to bear a unique apple, one that has become a favourite of the nation and one of the most respected apples in the world.
There are two walks:
- Walk 1: approx 1.3km/2.0 miles; 45 mins – 1 hour
- This short walk takes you to some of the key locations in the history of the Bramley Apple, including the Bramley tree in the Bramley Centre car park, which is, by virtue of the conservation area status of Southwell, protected by law.
- Walk 2: approx 10km/6.25 miles; 2.5 – 3 hours
- The history of Henry Merryweather and the Bramley Apple gently unfolds as you follow this Heritage Trail, which also includes some other significant heritage points which have come to have connections to the Bramley.
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