Articles

Follow the links to read some of the Land Keepers articles that have been published in national magazines or have appeared in the exhibition and on our blog.

The Telegraph: March 8 2014

'The Hill Farmers Fighting for their livelihoods'. This article, spread over 6 pages and fronted by that stunning shot of Gavin gathering in the snow, has prompted a lot of interest (700 shares in just 3 days from the online article). Click the link to read the article and the comment thread.
Land Keepers in the Telegraph.

Countryfile Magazine, March 2014
Pam Hall is the focus of this article, 'Meet the Hill Farmers', with her thoughts on lambing and the story of her passion and business of weaving; plus features on Hannah Dickinson and Andrew Race. Read here.

The Enigma of Balance
Where is the balance between farming, biodiversity, carbon storage and other demands on the land in England's Lake District National Park? Read here

Fell to Plate
Where does our meat come from? A view from the Land Keepers project about the journey of meat from the Lake District Fells to our plates. Read here

The Softness of a Chastity Belt
Published by Fire Crane (New Writing Cumbria); insights into the traditional practice of clouting. Download here.

Earthlines: Landkeepers
An overview of the project woven in with reflections on gathering the sheep in from the high fells, published in Earthlines Magazine.
Download here.

BRS 13

Gathering

A different take on Harriet's experience gathering in the herdwick sheep from Kentmere Pike with Hannah Dickinson and family. Read here

In the Abattoir
We've filed this blog post here as it's a sensitive topic. If you'd like to read about our visit to an abattoir, with pictures, follow this link.

Borrowdale Show
Each September the Borrowdale Show attracts farmers who bring their prized sheep for judging. It's a great place to learn about the Herdwicks and other breeds and sample cumbrian crafts, and is quite possibly one of the most picturesque sites for a show. To read an article and poem inspired by a visit in 2012, click here.

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