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Sheep to return to Campbell Park

Date Posted:05/02/2016

Campbell Park SheepThe city’s popular flock of sheep will return to Campbell Park to continue their important conservation work, next week (wk/b 8 February).

The flock of 100 sheep graze about half the park, as part of our farming portfolio, the parks large grass area offers great grazing for the sheep.

Periodic grazing is also a vital conservation tool, helping to manage large areas of grassland in order to create a much richer diversity of wildlife. Grazing deters scrub and encourages the growth and spread of wildflower in these grass rich meadows. The sheep return to Campbell Park on the week beginning 8th February 2016 for a minimum of three weeks.

Landscape and Operations Director of The Parks Trust, Rob Riekie said: "Please can we remind dog owners to keep your dog close, calm and on a short lead, and stay nice and clear of livestock.

“Cyclists and walkers are advised to slow down and also keep clear of the sheep and take particular care when travelling through grazing areas.”

For more information call The Parks Trust on: 01908 233600