A few years ago I was lucky enough to participate in the Go Herdwick Public Art Trail run by the Calvert Trust charity based in Keswick.  More than 60 life sized herdwick sheep decorated by artists and local school children and were let loose in the Lake District at various locations between Windermere and Keswick.

 

My ewe was called Lady Baa Baa and her home (and my sponsor) was Elterwater Hostel.  This was her home for 6 months.  The Go Herdwick trail launched on Friday 25th March and continued throughout the summer until Sunday 4th September.  After that, the flock was rounded up and sold at a grand auction in October.  The Calvert Trust are aiming to raise money to redevelop their Grade 2 listed farmhouse and tithe barn for residential and rehabilitation use by stroke survivors and those with acquired brain injuries and physical impairments.

 

You can read more about this project on the Go Herdwick website.

Here are some pictures of Lady Baa Baa.

 

 

 

Settling in at Elterwater Hostel

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