Welcome to the Carding Mill valley and Long Mynd. An upland plateau owned and managed by the National Trust. Full of steep valleys and precambrian rock, the Long Mynd is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering an area of nearly 5 sqr miles
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Trimming Sheep's Feet
Wenlock Assistant Ranger Chris Dunkerley
Last Wednesday saw our flock of Hebridean Sheep get their feet trimmed. This takes place every 3-6 months and Carding Mill Valley Rangers Dave, Nick, Matt and Rose were joined by Wenlock Assistant Ranger Chris Dunkerley. 34 sheep have been kept at the Batch over the winter to allow them to be fed during the worse weather and also housed in the barn if necessary. Now that spring is here (although you wouldn't have thought it) 6 of the flock have been moved to Lea Quarry along Wenlock Edge to graze there.
Matt and Rose getting to grips with trimming the larger sheep's feet using the crush.