/ Sheep on Kinder
There are 30 to 35 sheep on Kinder Low today.
I believe they should not be there. Where do I report this.
I'm not familiar with Kinder Low, but I assume this is open moorland? If so farmers with sheep grazing rights on that moor will be able to graze sheep on there.
It is not unusual to put hardy sheep out on the hills in winter where they can be fed hay later when there is snow on't ground or brought off the hill if the snow is likely to stay.
Why do you think they should not be there? If you think this grazing is 'illegal' in that the owner of the sheep is causing them to trespass on land not belonging to the owner of the sheep, it is a civil offence and the police cannot really get involved. In which case you will have to find the land owner, probably an estate, or simply go to a local farmer and ask him/her who manages or controls the grazing.
It may also be the case that the land is controlled by a court leet - but your farmer will know for sure.
I could contact a friend who has been involved in what's been happening on top of Kinder in case it's anything to worry about if you want.
Edit: Just have.
> Where do I report this.
Seriously though, are they bah-ed from Kinder?
Sheep have been kept off Kinder to allow regeneration of the moorland which had been overgrazed. That link says it was a 5 year project though so maybe sheep are allowed there again now?
> Seriously though, are they bah-ed from Kinder?
They should be, they're ram-pant and are causing shear bedlamb.
Sheep were very nearly the Downfall of Kinder. There's Noe place for them.
Please stop lambasting them. It's tough living tup there.
Not sure wether any of ewe are taking this post seriously.
Whoever let them up there should get a good roast...…………………………………...ing
> There are 30 to 35 sheep on Kinder Low today.
> I believe they should not be there...
Why? Are the sheep being "threatened"(!) in some way?
They should be eweicted at once! Whoever let them in should be lambasted!
You lot are terrible. With that sort of humour I'd be feeling very sheepish right now.
No sheep til Buxton!
You really mutton get too upset by it.
That's because they're sheepless in Settle
There’s a fenced in section which spans most of the northern edges, which is where I believe the ‘ban’ is. There’s signage on the fencing advising of a phone number to call in case of finding damaged fencing or indeed, sheep.
> ...advising of a phone number to call in case of finding damaged fencing or indeed, sheep.
Which network OT-ewe?
The fence was completed in 2013 and Kinder Low is certainly within the exclusion area. It may be kosher (lamb certainly can be) but you could check with the National Trust who manage the land. 01433 670368
Glad to see that folk on here have not lost their sense of humour!
Seriously the National Trust phone number that is on the fence would not work yesterday. I have just tried it again and now it does. I have spoken to the relevant person who is going to look into it.
I understand that they are also on Bleatlow!!
> That's because they're sheepless in Settle
I was up there this morning and one of the ewes seemed familiar; I think I've seen herbivore.
That was kinda your downfall wasn't it?
Misread this as 'Sheep on Tinder' - and laughed
Isn't there some info on this in the guidebook for the area, Ovine the Moors?
Thanks for that Rob - I don't frequent that far south so I wasn't aware of the situation, although I am aware of the erosion problems. Sheep will add to it.
> That was kinda your downfall wasn't it?
Yeah I was disappointed, she wasn't in condition
> I believe they should not be there.
Was it a kinder surprise?
> > I believe they should not be there.
> Was it a kinder surprise?
One of them was wearing an expensive running watch, which looked kind of antipodean. The word is that its Gar mint' sauce tralian.
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