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Friday, May 6, 2011

Soay Sheep

The Soay sheep (see below) is a primitive breed of domestic sheep. The Soay sheep is a Northern European short-tailed sheep breed.

Visitors to Cheddar Gorge may encounter Soay sheep along the road through the gorge.

Soay Sheep, Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge lies on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. The maximum depth of the gorge is 137 metres, and there is a near-vertical cliff-face to the south, along with steep grassy slopes to the north. The B3135 runs along the bottom of the gorge. Visitors to Cheddar Gorge may also want to visit nearby Ebbor Gorge.

Cheddar Gorge, UK.


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