Continental Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association

Authentic Herdwicks according to the Lakeland tradition


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.

October 2015 - Keswick Prize Show & Sale 2015- two days Herdwick sheep, nothing else. All Herdwicks on the continent are bred by a dozen passionate breeders from the Lake District.
​A selection of a two days ‘Herdwick dip’: Lake 2015.

Summer visit to the Lake

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).