Borrowdale Sheep Shearing

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be allowed to Photograph the annual sheep shearing at one of the farms in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale. As far as I can remember it's the first time I've ever witnessed this mass clipping anywhere in my lifetime. The sheep had been brought down from the fells the previous day into nearby fields and were then driven to the farm early that morning. Sheep being driven from the bottom Field to the farmyard This farm has a mixed flock of Herdwick and Cheviot sheep, the Cheviot's usually have twins when lambing where the Herdwicks in the main have a single lamb each year. Sheep coming from the fells Once all the sheep had been collected in the farmyard t

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