Our flock originates from 2 ex-show sheep bought at Dick Wilson’s dispersal sale. Dick was a well known and respected Herdwick sheep breeder in Patterdale. We buy some of the best rams available each year and bloodlines used descend from Gatesgarth, Kevin Wrathall, Stanley Jackson, Anthony Hartley and Andrew Nicholson.
The sheep live in fields around the house, they have never been on the fell. They are quiet, easy to handle, and respect fences. All I need is a bucket or a pocket of nuts to move them around the farm. Being docile my sheep make an ideal starter flock.
During August, September and October I have a few ewes with an unrelated shearling ram for sale. Homebred individual ewes or small groups of ewes are available, also individual shearling rams. These have been bred from registered rams tested through the National Scrapie plan. The breeding season starts at the end of October, the lambs being born 150 days later in March/April.
Wether lambs are available on the hoof from August.
Please contact us to ask for details of stock available.
Available for sale now: Shearling ram and ram lambs.