Lambing in the Midlands

The sight of new-born lambs in the fields is one of the sure signs that spring is finally here. As part of caring for landscapes we also look after flocks of sheep and lambs, some quite rare, at places across the Midlands.

Park ranger sends new Jacob lamb to join her mum and other sheep in parkland

Jacob sheep at Charlecote Park 

While the fallow deer may steal the show in the parkland, our rare-breed Jacob sheep are play a vital role in the conservation of our landscape. They have their own fascinating story to tell.

Two black and white lambs

Lambing at Brockhampton 

This time of year sees the fields around Brockhampton filled with lovely lambs. Meet these gentle creatures and help to care for them with the farmers.

Spring is lambing time for the rare-breed Portland sheep at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Lambing at Calke Abbey 

It's lambing time at Calke Abbey, and soon we'll have lots of springy lambs leaping around the Walled Garden.