Help the Herd
Livestock Ranger, Kate works hard to keep the herd of Belted Galloway cattle happy and healthy. The cows are experts at grazing steep slopes and munching through grasses, which is why they're so important to the Cotswold landscape.
- The herd graze 180 hectares in Gloucestershire
- An average Beltie has 8 calves in her lifetime
- We look after 100 Belties, making it the biggest herd in the Trust
Donate to Help the Herd
Your donation will make a big difference
" The Belties act just like natural lawnmowers, keeping the grass in perfect condition so that plants, fungi, butterflies and insects can all thrive. "
Why give to the National Trust?
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.