The National Trust has appointed a second shepherd to support its innovative conservation project in the foothills of Snowdon in North Wales.
Daniel Jones, 36, from Anglesey will support the current shepherd, Bryn Griffiths at the conservation charity’s in-hand farm, Hafod-y-Llan in caring for the 1600 flock of Welsh Mountain sheep during daylight hours for the next five months.
He will be joined by his two sheepdogs, Jill and Nel.
Daniel Jones with his sheepdogs Jill and Nel in his new role at Hafod Y Llan. Credit Gerallt Llewellyn
The National Trust is looking for a second shepherd to support an innovative conservation project in the foothills of Snowdon in North Wales.
Herding the sheep on the mountains above Hafod Y Llan. Credit Joe Cornish
The conservation charity’s in-hand farm, Hafod-y-Llan, manages 1600 Welsh Mountain sheep and every day between May and September, some of the flock is shepherded to new grazing areas away from any sensitive mountain habitats such as upland heaths and flushes (wet, boggy areas), in a bid to improve plant diversity on areas of the mountain.