Nature Watcher

By NatureWatcher

Woolly mowers

This morning I went for a walk on Oswestry Hillfort.  The air was quite still at the bottom but there was a very cold wind blowing around the top of the fort where I was walking. It was very quiet up there, I passed only a couple of people so very different to warmer days.

My blip is of a few of the Soay/Hebridean sheep flock that graze the slopes of the fort, in this photo they're on the lowest part.  They're supposed to be the closest to Iron Age sheep to match the age of the Hillfort. They do a good natural job of clearing the bracken that would otherwise take over and are a very hardy breed which is necessary up there..

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