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Herdwick Large Sheepskin Rug (Tùs - Millbeck Farm)


These large and beautiful Herdwick sheepskins come straight from the hills of a National Trust farm, in the Lake District. Herdwick sheepskins have been popular at Skyeskyns for years as they fit into any interior and offer long-lasting sheepskins.  Although some Herdwicks may be soft, this is far from not the more traditional soft lambskin.  This sheepskin has character, ruggedness and individuality. 


The Herdwick is a hardy breed, traditionally hill-farmed, which is bred both its meat and its wool.  It takes about 18 months to mature in tough conditions. 


A slow growing breed, the Herdwick wool is much coarser than the standard sheep. It's very different from your average fleece, not the soft wool you might be used to, but with its own charm.  Please bear in mind that Herdwick fleeces can sometimes have a "hairy outer" with softer wool at its core, and a more bristly type of wool growth on top. 


Herdwicks generally sport a fascinating mix of grey, brown and white tones. The range available from Millbeck Farm is broad and encompasses everything from mostly pale grey to darker steel grey tones, with mixed grey and brown fleeces in between.


Millbeck Farm is a National Trust farm where all livestock is reared completely naturally.  Find oure more here: Millbeck Farm (

 These "large" Herdwicks vary in size but are at least 95 to 100 cm long by 70 wide.

To keep your sheepskin looking as good as the day you bought it, restore the texture of the wool from time to time using a metal brush or comb. On the back of each sheepskin, you will find a stamp detailing whether the fleece is washable or dry clean only. For a spot clean or refresh, use a damp cloth and our Woolly Fresh Spray. Use the latter sparingly.

Washable sheepskins

You can hand wash or machine wash your fleece on a wool cycle at 30 degrees Celsius with a wool-specific soap or our Woolly Wash. Dry in the shade and do not expose the leather to heat. When dry, shake vigorously and rejuvenate the pile using a brush.

Dry-clean sheepskins

Your rug should be brushed regularly to keep the fleece in good condition, this is especially important if you have a longer staple rug. If you do spill something on the rug it can be spot washed, taking care not to wet the leather, and then dried slowly. Talk to a reputable dry cleaner, who will have experience of leather and fleeces.

Orders are usually dispatched within 2 working days of receiving your order, except where the item is made to order. In this case, please check the description on the item.  We use tracked services for all orders.  Tracking information will be sent to you via the courier.  International tracking emails usually come through 48 hours after notification of dispatch. 

We usually expect UK parcels to arrive 3 to 5 working days from dispatch using a 48-hour delivery service.  EU and US orders should take 7 to 14 working days and further afield to within 7 to 21 working days. If you require more information please contact us.

Free shipping to anywhere in the UK for orders of £150 and over.

Shipping is calculated at checkout when you enter the delivery address.  We ship worldwide.  

EU customers will be offered the option to pay duties & taxes at the point of purchase or to pay a shipping only rate. 

Please note that, with a shipping only rate, you will have to pay in-country tax and custom charges on arrival.  Although we offer a tracked Express service with DHL, custom checks may delay delivery and unless a duty paid service is available, in-country customs charges will apply.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused during custome checks, these are unfortunately outwith our control. 

For more details, visit our Delivery Information page.

UK customers:

Exchanges and returns can be made within 14 days of receipt of the goods, without affecting your statutory rights. To request a return or exchange, please return the (unworn/unused) product using the returns form provided in your parcel to our Skyeskyns Waternish address. The original postage fee will be deducted from the refund issued, except in instances where the item is faulty, defective or sent in error. Products exchanged are sent out to you free of charge. 

Overseas customers:

Please contact the office for details.