Go Herdwick Trail
Go Herdwick is a project launched to help raise money for the Lake District Calvert Trust. 60 life-sized models of Herdwick sheep have been sponsored by local businesses and decorated by different artists.
The proceeds are to help fund a £1.3 million redevelopment of Old Windebrowe, the Calvert Trust’s Grade-II listed farmhouse and Tithe Barn in Keswick. The ewes will be displayed along a ‘trail’ which will follow the route of the 555 bus service and include Keswick, Grasmere, Rydal, Ambleside and Windermere.
Caterite Foodservice are delighted to sponsor the trail, and our ewe, ‘100 Years and Counting’ has been created by our Senior Graphic Designer, Rachy McKenzie.
The inspiration behind the name ‘100 Years and Counting’ is to represent the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association’s centenary this year, a nod to ‘counting sheep’ and to celebrate the continuation of the Herdwick breed.
Rachy has used information from the original flock books of 100 years ago to create a ‘historical listing’ featuring the Farmers and their flocks. By using
hand-produced lettering and translating the design into vinyl, the ewe has become a canvas to showcase the heritage of Herdwick farming in Cumbria.
Look out for our ewe, which will be on display by Treeby & Bolton in Keswick.