Ba Ba Herdwick Sheep by Trevor Kersley

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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. Though low in lambing capacity and wool quality when compared to more common commercial breeds such as Merino sheep, Herdwicks are prized for their robust health, their ability to live solely on forage, and their tendency to be territorial and not to stray over the difficult upland terrain of the Lake District. An integral part of the cultural identity of the Lake District, 95% of all Herdwicks are found around the Coniston Fells.

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    I have a tie made from Herdwick wool. Very fuzzy! Thank heavens I don’t wear ties any more! lol

  • thanking you David

    – Trevor Kersley

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    typical lakeland scene well done mate

  • thanking you for a great day out.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 4 years ago

    Congratulations for having your image featured in the group, we hope you will now consider adding it to our Featured only Avatar Challenge

  • Many thanks for the feature Kristina.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Trevor!

  • many thanks my friend Torfinn also for the fave

    – Trevor Kersley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    I love these creatures, & you will see why if you look at my Herdwicks shot (one of many). My namesake is now two-&-a-half years old, & pays no attention to me when I visit. After her first shearing in the summer of 2009, she went through the inevitable transition & became lighter & greyer, though she’s still young enough to have traces of the dark wool. This little flock is among that 5% that live outside Cumbria. I do have a current picture of her, at least we think it’s she, taken this past October, but I haven’t posted it. Wonderful shot of these wool-balls.

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    But these ARE in Cumbria! I don’t know them by name.

  • many thanks Sheila…they better looking than the ones on the North Yorks Moors.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • lynell
    lynellover 4 years ago

    So sweet!

  • many thanks.

    – Trevor Kersley

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