Continental Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association

Authentic Herdwicks according to the Lakeland tradition


October 2016 - Keswick Prize Show & Sale 2015

A three days visit to the Lake District: Lake 2015.

A true-type Herdwick: examples on the breed standard added.

Herdwick event at Westerplas Flock Belgium, February 2016
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The aim of the Continental Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association is to join up Herdwick breeders form across mainland (EU) that want tot breed according to the tradition of the HSBA in England.

Herdwick sheep originate from the Lake District in the north-west of England. They live in England’s highest mountains with fells up to 900 meter. They are the keepers of a vast open landscape with magnificent views. The harsh climate and poor vegetation of the hills has turned the Herdwick into the most hardy of all Britain's breeds of hill sheep. For more information about the breed we refer to the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association in the United Kingdom (HSBA).