"You notice too that there are so many more dry-stone walls criss-crossing the lower fields to make pens for the lovely Herdwick
sheep - these break up the foreground and add interest to the view."
The company uses wool from traditional Lake District sheep breed, the Herdwick
, and employs artisans in Yorkshire to put the mattress together.
To promote the breed, a society-run Agrisgop group last month travelled to the Lake District to meet Herdwick
farmers, whose successes include Herdy UK, now an established brand with four shops.
Ewe lambs: Valais Blacknose 250gn; Herdwick
100gn; Zwartbles 95gn (x2).
We shared a perfectly pink rack of tender Herdwick
And dishes don't come any more local than pressed Herdwick
She hired shepherds for her flocks of herdwick
sheep, becoming an expert breeder and helping to save them from extinction.
Beatrix Potter's beloved Herdwick
sheep graze there most of the year.
One of the main highlights is the braised Herdwick
lamb breast, a dish packed with flavour served with peas, carrots and mint chutney.
The Herdy company, which originated in the Lake District and was inspired by the area's Herdwick
sheep, designs and make gifts, homeware and accessories for sale in its shops in Keswick.
This traditional Edwardian country house has 11 bedrooms and two AA rosettes, no doubt due to friendly managers Jamie and Jane, and chef Daniel Hopkins, whose menus use many local ingredients including Herdwick
Following on from his wonderful and successful biography The Shepherd's Life, James Rebanks now brings us The Illustrated Herdwick
Shepherd, an enchanting new memoir.