Peter Walton Draft ewes Purchased Middleton-in-Teesdale 2014

Kingshaugh Swaledales are a small hill flock, which originate from purchases made over the last 20 years from breeders with notable flocks such as M. Metcalfe, Valley Farm, Redgate, Easegill Head and Quarry Farm.

Swaledale ewes in snow

 

When we secured the tenancy of Bail Hill, we took over fell stinted ewes plus followers on Harwood common.

Tom & Kay showing twin tup lambs by home bred tup Kingshaugh Yan at Moorcock Show 2014

We have been selective with our replacements, keeping only the very best out of good breeding ewes. Since moving to Bail Hill we have tried to enhance our breeding females with purchases from flocks including Long Green, Arnfield, Hill Fold, West Stonesdale, Punchard, Ettersgill House, Aygill and Newton Lodge. Our intention is to breed the best stock that breed the way they look.

 

Catlow tup

Catlow tup

We are passionate about breeding, showing and selling the very best quality of stock that we can produce. Over the years we have shown sheep on a regular basis with some success but in more recent years we have been more successful.

 

Hallam gimmer shearling

Paul Hallam bred gimmer shearling

We support our two local sheep shows every year, High Force and Langdon Beck, which always prove to be enjoyable days. In 2010 we also started showing at The Great Yorkshire Show, we were lucky enough in 2011 to be awarded Female and Overall Swaledale Champion, which is something we are very proud of.


Show lamb at High Force show 

Jack showing at High Force Show

More information on the Swaledale sheep breed can be found on the link below

Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association