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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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Comments

  • julie08
    julie08over 2 years ago

    Cute – nice shot :)

  • Thanks Julie! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 2 years ago

    Nicely taken Marilyn. Such a cute animal.

  • Thanks John! They are sweet! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 2 years ago

    That’s our Herdwick!! Well caught

  • Thanks Jamie! I just love these little fellas! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 2 years ago


    Showing you his sweet face – Maybe her name is Beatrix?

  • Thank You so much Kay and Even-toed Ungulates for this honour! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter our Eye Contact of the Ungulate Challenge :o)

  • Thanks Lorilee – Have entered! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

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