Cumbria is the home of the attractive and hardy Herdwick Sheep. Herdwick Sheep are
great characters with white faces and legs. The most widely known breeder of Herdwicks
was Beatrix Potter, the children’s story writer, who left several farms and their
flocks of Herdwicks to the National Trust When she died.
The lambs are born black. The adult sheep provide a stunning range of natural fleece
colours from black through to silver grey. Herdwicks are slow grown and produce top
quality meat with a superior flavour.
Unfortunately, many Herdwicks were culled in 2001 due to Foot and Mouth Disease,
particularly young stock. Luckily, Crookabeck Herdwicks survived. Click here to buy
our Herdwick Wool, Herdwick Rugs and Dog Leads.