Lambing Week during lockdown at Tatton Park

New lamb at Tatton Park Farm

New lamb at Tatton Park Farm - Credit: Archant

While we may not be able to enjoy Lambing Week as we used to, The Farm at Tatton Park have found a new way to help us experience the popular Easter holiday event.

Newborn Hebridean lambs at Tatton Park

Newborn Hebridean lambs at Tatton Park - Credit: Archant

The sheep at Tatton are somewhat unusual compared to most breeds you will see elsewhere; the majority are one of two dark-coloured breeds: Hebridean and Soay.

The will of the last Lord Egerton of Tatton requested that two rare breeds of sheep continue to be grazed on the Tatton Estate and today, these unusual flocks can be found in the various paddocks around the Mansion.

Over the years, Lambing Week has been one of the must do events in Cheshire over the Easter holidays.

However, the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has meant that we won’t be able to go and see the new-born lambs this year.

While our everyday lives have been affected greatly in the past month, life goes on for the ovine population at the Tatton estate.

And as sure as ever, spring has brought with it a number of new arrivals, at the time of writing, there were almost forty lambs born on the farm.

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The Tatton Estate have decided to post regular videos of the farm animals throughout spring, so its as good as being there while we are all on lockdown.

Keep up to date with the latest goings-on on their Facebook page.

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