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Herdie Mercury #GoHerdwick

Yakkers & Dan have been up to Grasmere to meet Herdie Mercury, our ‪#‎GoHerdwick‬ Sheep designed by David Penn and located in the gardens of Dove Cottage.

Background Information

The Lake District is being invaded by a flock of more than sixty life-sized decorated sheep models

It's all part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the local branch of The Calvert Trust, a charity that delivers outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities.

The sheep have been placed at various locations between Keswick and Windermere, on a public art trail along the 555 bus route.

Herdwicks are Cumbria’s native sheep, and graze at up to 900m up the Lakeland fells.

The Ewes are in what the charity describes as unexpected locations including parks, streets, on buildings, in shops, cafes and restaurants.

In addition to Keswick and Windermere, the sheep will be in locations right along the route, including Grasmere, Rydal and Ambleside.

Later this year, the sheep will be rounded-up and put on display before being sold to raise extra funds for a rehabilitation centre at the old Windebrow site.

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