[T]ourists and locals will have the opportunity to find out more about hill farming in the Lake District when the Farmer Network’s “Fell Gather” road-show comes to The Glebe at Bowness on Sunday 24th July from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
The road-show involves a display of local sheep breeds and commentary about hill farming in the Lake District. “Fell Gather” commentator and hill farmer, Will Rawling, said: “This is a great opportunity for local people and visitors to Bowness to see our Cumbrian sheep breeds, meet hill farmers and find out more about what makes the Lake District a special place.”
There is no charge but donations are requested in aid of the Prince’s Countryside Fund with the event being part of their National Countryside Week. This year the theme is “Pack a picnic and celebrate a taste of the countryside,” and Farmer Network Project Manager, Veronica Waller said: “The Glebe is a new venue for our Fell Gather Roadshow and what better place to have a picnic whilst learning more about the farming that has shaped our Lake District’s landscape.”