At the heart of the Langdale valley
Millbeck Farm dates back to 1621 and nestles beneath the famous Langdale Pikes in the Great Langdale Valley. It is located on the Cumbria way and surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the Lake District.
It is a 250 acre working hill farm owned by the National Trust and run by Eric and Sue Taylforth and is a renowned supplier of Herdwick Lamb, Angus and Shorthorn Beef. Millbeck Farm Herdwick Lamb is reared completely naturally on the Langdale Fells of the Lake District.
Herdwick is the Traditional local breed of the Lakeland Fells and possesses a unique nature to ‘ heft’(the instinct to remain in a particular part of the fells). The sheep are allowed to graze wild and free on the hillsides and to slowly mature. No mass production or factory farming here, it is ready when it is ready.
Why we love it
- A National Trust Farm in a beautiful part of the world.
- Wild and natural grazing flocks.
- A hardy hill-farmed breed with beautiful grey tones in their fleeces.