Sheep may safely graze

Thursday 17th July 2014

The sheep are back on the Capon Field at Bakethin Reservoir as part of the partnership work with Northumbrian Water Ltd and Flexigraze, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s conservation grazing scheme.


The sheep are a mixture of Hebridean, Manx and Shetland and should be well suited to the less than lush pasture.

They are usually visible from the Lakeside Way, which is the path around the lake.

Keeping a check on them is made much easier by the fact that they will come when called if there is a tasty snack available - just enough to make them come to the call but not enough to stop them eating what they are there to eat on the ground beneath them!