Amy’s Rough Fell sheep

This is the sound of Amy Black’s Rough Fell Sheep munching and baa-ing up on their fell in the Lake District.

The Lake District is characterised by many high fells and steep valleys, and the Rough Fell sheep has developed to be particularly suited to this topography. In Estonia, the highest point – Suur Munamägi, located in Haanja village, Haanja Parish, Võru County – is 318m above sea level. The two native sheep breeds (yet to be heard by Felicity in her adventures) – the black headed sheep and the white headed sheep – have not evolved as the Rough Fell sheep has, to live in extremely elevated conditions.

How these factors might influence the sonic qualities of Estonian sheep remains to be seen.

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