Shearing at Beck Meetings

An old sheepfold high on the moors of Upper Swaledale may appear to be abandoned but is in fact very much in use, and every year sheep are gathered into it for shearing.

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Summer: sheep shearing at Hoggarths Farm

John Bentley has been with the Calverts at Hoggarths Farm in Swaledale for a morning of shearing and finds out that there’s more to it than just removing fleeces …

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Tan Hill Show, What a Scorcher!

Tan Hill Sheep Show, 2017, was one of the warmest for decades, and had a great turn out of sheep.

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Tan Hill Show (looking back to May)

If the weather is fine, the Tan Hill show ground is one of the most scenic you will come across. At 1732 feet (528 metres) above sea level, however, perched as it is on the edge of the Pennines, it may well be in cloud – which it was in 2016.

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