Lambing Time at Wimpole

Spring is on the way at Wimpole with Lambing Time from 27 April until 12 May 2019.

Each Spring, Wimpole’s 300 rare breed ewes give birth to several hundred new additions to the Wimpole flock usually during April as lambing season gathers pace. 

The new lambs herald the welcome arrival of spring and will soon be filling the Wimpole pens and paddocks with skipping, bleating new life.

If you're lucky, you might see lambs being born and finding their feet, they will then start to bond with their mothers in individual pens, while the National Trust farm staff care for them.

After about 24 hours, if all is well and the weather is fine, the newborns and mothers are put out in the paddocks where they can get on with enjoying life.

The rare breeds we have at Home Farm at the moment are:

  • Norfolk Horn, which is black faced with spiralled horns
  • The shaggy coated Leicester Longwool
  • Hebridean sheep, small and fine boned, with black or dark brown wool
  • Portland sheep, light tan face with spiral horns
  • Oxford Down Sheep, the teddy bears of the flock, with chunky coats of wool, black muzzles and ears
  • Manx Loghtan, multi-horned with caramel coloured wool
  • With a white face and white wool, it's the Whitefaced Woodland