Loads to celebrate this year at harvest time! This year walking artist Alison Lloyd is joining us for the Fruit Routes walk around the Route.

Alison Lloyd walks alone, for considerable distances, keeping off paths, striding and ‘contouring’ through moorland and mountainous areas. Lloyd began to incorporate solitary walking into her work in the 2000s, and is undertaking a practice based PhD exploring women walking and art at Lougborough University, School of the Arts.

And we are chuffed to be working with Transition Loughborough and their hand made apple press on Friday & Saturday (just come along, press apples and take away fresh juice) as well as hosting a baking demo by master cake & pastry chef Marta Child at the fab Bom Bom Patisserie. Bom Bom are also making a themed Fruit Routes desert during the Harvest period and serving as a bake off apples pick up point from 12 October (see below for more on Bake Off and other places you can collect apples). We are running a harvesting & apple pressing event in collaboration with LU Arts & Student Union on Thursday meet 2pm at the Union.

Saturday sees our first  Apple Olympics in honour of Loughborough’s sporty connections. Events include apple relays, apple juggling, tossing and other classics. We also hope to run the first Fruit Routes run (1km) around the Route. All can take part. Places on the run are limited  so please contact me to reserve a place.


For those of you new to Fruit Routes or our Campus Apple Bake Off. This is our third year of Campus Apple Bake Off and we have extended the categories to include:





So lots of ways to enter and win great prizes. We have had loads of delicious entries from healthy apple flapjacks to last year’s winner Apple Cake with a Salted Caramel Apple Butter Filling & Cream Cheese Frosting + Apple Tea. Students, staff, families and local people all enter and and after the judging we all tuck  in for a delicious feast together.

Where do I get apples?

Pick up points from Wednesday 12 October are: Wolfson Cafe Shop, Towers Dining Hall, Student Union Piazza, Bom Bom Patisserie.

When do I drop in my entry?

Drop your entry in at our Harvest event on Saturday 15 October any time between 12 noon – 2pm. You will need to bring the recipe along with your entry. Judging will take place from 2 and prize winners announced at 3pm followed by the feast at 3.30pm. Please use campus apples for your entry. You can also use other fruit from on campus with the apples. Just be 100% sure it is edible and that you know what fruit it is.

Who can take part?

Anyone can take part – students, staff, local people. You can enter more than one category. Just be sure to bring your recipe along. Any questions email Anne-Marie or call on 07849073394.