News from the Heath September 2017
The sheep have returned to the Heath for the 2017 season.
Now they are on Two Hills above the Sports Club. Soon they will move over to above the Rifle Range and Lankester Hill.
Sheep grazing the Heath are vital for keeping the grass short to enable the wild flowers the Heath is famous for to grow and flourish. Some of the wild flowers are the food for our butterflies, so no sheep would mean less flowers and butterflies.
So a reminder that dogs must be on leads when close to sheep. Anyone who knows about dogs knows the temptation of frightened and running sheep is almost impossible for even the most well trained dog to resist. So be safe and keep your dogs on leads. The Countryside Code and the Heath’s bye-laws are very clear on this.