Let­ter of the week Ex­ceed­ingly ewes-ful

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IT was with in­ter­est that my wife and I read ‘Sheep farm­ers find the pos­i­tives’ (Town & Coun­try, Au­gust 10). That morn­ing, we de­cided to em­bark upon one of our favourite walks around the cliffs of South Stack in An­gle­sey. While there, we wit­nessed some­thing that, in all our decades of vis­it­ing the lo­cal­ity, we had never seen be­fore—a large flock of He­bridean sheep scram­bling up and down the cliff face around the light­house. We hap­pened to en­counter their shep­herd, who ex­plained that the sheep were se­lected due to their suit­abil­ity to the ter­rain and that their pres­ence keeps the grass down, en­cour­ag­ing wild­flower growth, the pro­lif­er­a­tion of in­sects and, there­fore, the di­verse wild-bird pop­u­la­tion for which the area is so fa­mous. Quot­ing your words, the res­i­dent sheep at South Stack are ‘woolly won­ders’ in­deed. Geraint Sal­is­bury Jones, Cheshire

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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