Herdwick: Tweed with Provenance

 

The Herdwick sheep who roam the Lake District fells are the inspiration for our exclusive range of bags, accessories, cushions & caps. Utilising the natural shades of their fleece we weave pure Herdwick wool worsted tweed. Designed, hand cut & sewn our products are a reflection of the farming heritage of Cumbria. Our tweeds are 100% Herdwick & alter with each weaving. 

Herdwick: Limited by Nature.

Each item we make has a dedicated page with the tweed options available. Lockdown has slowed production but we're catching up this Spring.   


Beatrix Heelis the farmer, better known as Beatrix Potter the author; was passionate about the Herdwick Sheep breed. Her legacy to the National Trust helped ensure the breed survived.
Our products are a modern reflection of the cultural heritage of farming in Cumbria.

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Herdwick Ewe and Lamb

Spring 2021

With the lifting of lockdown & being able to move about the Lake District will be welcoming visitors & new Herdwick lambs     

Susan Calman's Grand Day Out

Visiting Mandy at Castle Cottage, marital home of Beatrix Potter; Susan hears of Beatrix's passion for Herdwick sheep.

Susan left with a Herdwick key fob for her trusty van....Helen Mirren.

Back to the Land for BBC

Filming with Kate Humble for Back to the Land was great fun but at the end of the first episode disaster had struck and our yarn wouldn't weave. Kate returned six months later to finish the story....

Will Benson, Townhead Farm.

Will & Emma Benson along with trainees Jack & Lily live at Townhead Farm, Grasmere. Descended from generations of Cumbrian hill farmers Will's passion for this way of life is evident.
This gives an insight into their way of life and why the Lake District is a World Heritage Site.

Hilltop Herdwicks in Near Sawrey

This was our first video; then an amateur film-maker my nephew Tom has moved onto bigger projects..most recently "The Last Press" about cider and Lands End Farm, Somerset. This film is staying put, Herdwick is all about "roots". 

How to Order from Herdwick Limited

We are purposefully not a “click & buy” business.
Simply message us...we want to communicate with you!
All our contact details are on: Contact page- Click Here

 

 

Where you can see our range, email address & telephone number are on the Contact page

To see our Bags range Click Here
To see our Cushions & Caps Click here.