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SHEEP SALES AND FARM TOURS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT | UK & EUROPE
Swaledale Sheep are bold and hardy sheep suitable for exposed high lying areas. As such they thrive at Dowhtwaite Head Farm in the Lake District and Mayson has been successfully breeding them for many years.
Just after the First World War, a group of farmers living within a 7 mile radius of Tan Hill Inn, on moors of the Cumbrian/Yorkshire border held their first meeting to form a breed society. After several meetings, the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association was formed. From this small beginning, the Swaledale breed has become well known for being a bold, hardy sheep, well fitted to endure the hardships of exposed and high lying situations.
Dowthwaite Head Farm breeds and sells a wide variety of sheep including Swaledale Sheep. Please contact us if you are interested in buying Swaledale Sheep or any other breeds of sheep, as we can acquire any rare breed of sheep.