When will the sheep go?

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This is our no. 1 enquiry at this time of year. The short answer is that we never know an exact date.

Cleeve Common Trust does not own any of the sheep. Local farmers with grazing rights are entitled to keep sheep on the Common right up until 30 November but in practice the last sheep usually go in early November.  We will provide regular updates via the ‘sheep status’ on this website and our Facebook page.

By the way, the cattle are currently away on their autumn holiday to the adjacent Butterfly Reserve. They will return to the first of their winter enclosures on the Common next month.