Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

It’s Behind You!


‘It’s behind you’ shouted Joe in best pantomime style. I turned on my heels and came face to face with a sheep; literally as it was standing on a bank a couple of feet above me.


If I had taken a step back to centre her in the frame, I’d have fallen in the Kinder river.

Kinder river

She was a bit of a character, she had one ear behind her horn and the other forward, it gave her a jaunty look.

Best side

Nice teeth too, we could only conclude she must have been hand reared as a lamb, she greeted us like long lost friends.

Look at me!

And now I’ve got out of sequence with my sheep photos, I’ve not posted shearing at Blaze farm yet and now I’m off up Kinder Scout, I’d best get cracking.

Hill farming, sheep, Kinder Scout, Kinder River, Derbyshire


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “It’s Behind You!

  1. Great sheep shot and story. I especially like the in your face first shot.

  2. I enjoyed wandering off to the stories about the Mass Trespass. So many wonderful rambles in the world . . . so little time.

  3. I’ve just caught up with your last ten posts. I’ve been a bit busy with stuff lately. You probably have been too, so well done for keeping up with writing your blogs. I like the look of Blaze Farm. I think it might be worth a visit over the summer. And the damselfly pictures are even more fantastic than the last ones you took of them. Amazing creatures, amazing photographer!

  4. Hmmm im sure ive come across that sheep.
    There are some odd looking ones around there Uphill. It looks like she wanted to come home with you. Nice close up shot

  5. Awesome shot, Uhdd!! Well, they are all awesome, but that first one rocks! That would be totally cool to come across when you’re out on a walk.

  6. Nice post.
    Had that happen to me with a horse once. Not sure who frightened who most.
    Love your blog keep it up

  7. I like this sheep…very nice photos.

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