Campbell Park’s sheep are baa-ck

Fifty sheep found abandoned in Caldecotte
Fifty sheep found abandoned in Caldecotte

The city’s popular flock of sheep have returned to Campbell Park to continue their important conservation work.

The flock of 75 sheep graze about half the park and are a sight enjoyed by all.

Sheep are baa-ck at Campbell Park

Sheep are baa-ck at Campbell Park

As part of The Parks Trust’s farming portfolio, the parks large grass area offer great grazing for the sheep.

Periodic grazing is also a vital conservation tool, helping to manage large areas of grassland in order to create a much richer diversity of wildlife.

Grazing deters weeds and scrub and encourages the growth of wildflower rich meadows.

The sheep will remain in the park until September 30.

Rob Riekie, Landscape and Operations Director of The Parks Trust, said: “Please can we remind dog owners, cyclists and walkers to continue to enjoy the park and take particular care when travelling through grazing areas.

“Cyclists are advised to slow down and all dog walkers should keep their dogs on a lead and under close control when within any grazing area.”

For more information call The Parks Trust on: 01908 233600