Podcast: Discover the magic of cider making on Dowdings farm

Learn the lore of the apple tree in a wildlife-friendly orchard in south Somerset with cider-maker Oliver Dowding in episode 8, season 13 of the Countryfile Magazine Plodcast

Countryfile podcast Oliver Dowding
Published: August 2nd, 2022 at 11:25 am

Head to the sleepy hamlet of Shepton Montague in Somerset to meet Oliver Dowding – dairy-farmer-turned-cider-maestro. Discover the magic of apple trees and their different characters and learn the lore of Somerset cider making. Plus, Oliver reveals a novel – and natural – method of rodent control. Annabel Ross is your host.


Later the Plodcast team discuss cider vs beer, taste a Dowdings tipple and hear a rare Sound of the Week.

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Fergus CollinsEditor, BBC Countryfile Magazine

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