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Topic - Death of a sheep.

Ridge - on 14 Oct 2012
We were out above the Newlands valley today, and unfortunately saw a Herdwick take a nasty fall due to an over keen sheepdog. This isn't really to discuss poor shepherding skills, but I was surprised at how quickly the sheep gathered momentum.

It was on the north flank of Ard Crags, but before the really craggy bit. Maybe a 45 degree grassy slope, with a few rock steps. The sort of slope you'd think was a stiff pull up, but nothing that you'd consider particularly bad ground. After the first couple of rolls the somersaults became massively bigger, until the sheep came to rest. Sobering stuff considering the relatively shallow slope.
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