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Swaledale lambs

Down on the Farm

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Before we set up Sally’s Cottages I used to work for LEADER+, an organisation which gives help to farmers and rural businesses.

Biggest Liar

Biggest Liar

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Britain’s Wackiest Festival?

Herdwick sheep in the Lake District

Sheep are more entertaining than you think…

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One of the joys of motherhood is permission to watch fab shows like ‘Shaun the Sheep’. Dear Shaun, if you don’t know him, is the plasticene lamb from Wallace & Gromit, now with his own TV programme aimed at toddlers, infants and sheep fans everywhere.

Grange, Borrowdale

Grange in Borrowdale

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Every time I go down Borrowdale, I’m amazed by the view as you drive though the creatively-named ‘Jaws’ at the head of the valley, just south of Keswick. The valley is so narrow at this point that the crags either side seem enormous, and it’s extremely easy to imagine our Cumbrian ancestors watching the coming and goings in the valley from their fort at the top of Castle Crag.