Herdwick Lamb

Marilyn Harris

BATHURST, Australia

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Herdwick Lamb

Featured in Even-toed Ungulates

Whilst walking the countryside near Keswick there were many young Herdwick lambs, like this little fella, who seemed quite interested in having his photo taken!

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep native to the Lake District of Cumbria in North West England. The name “Herdwick” is derived from the Old Norse herdvyck, meaning sheep pasture.

Children’s author Beatrix Potter was involved with keeping and breeding Herdwicks, even acting as president of the breed association for a time. Between 1930 and 1938 she won a number of prizes for Herdwick ewes at shows across Cumbria. Upon her death in 1943, she bequeathed fifteen farms – approximately a total sum of 4,000 acres (16 km²) to the National Trust, and per her instructions all continue to graze Herdwick flocks.

Lake District National Park, Cumbria, North West England.

Canon EOS 350D

Shutter Speed: 1/500sec
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 400

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