Sheep back on the Common

Sheep are now being put back on the Common after a week or so off for shearing. Please take care if you are walking with adog. Every year there are dog attacks on sheep, often fatal. Don’t let it be your dog that does this. Thank you to all responsible dog walkers.

Sheep and cattle are essential to keeping Cleeve Common an open and wildflower rich area. Without grazing, coarse grass, gorse and thorn scrub would out-compete the flowers, some of which are critically endangered species.