Swaledale sheep


I am not absolutely sure, but from its facial markings and the look of it, I think this is a Swaledale sheep. That fits because I photographed it in the north of England.

Swaledales are named after the Yorkshire valley of Swaledale in the north of England. That said, they are found throughout the upland parts of Great Britain, but particularly in the Yorkshire Dales, County Durham, and around the fells of Cumbria.

Swaledales are recognisable by the black heads and white around their nose and eyes. Their wool is for their off-white, and they have curly horns. They are raised for their meat, and as breeding stock.