"Wildlife: Sheep and other farm animals" Top 5 Page for this destination Lundy Island Local Custom Tip by maykal

Lundy Island Local Customs: 29 reviews and 86 photos

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  • Lundy lamb - Lundy Island
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  • Lundy lamb at sunset - Lundy Island
      Lundy lamb at sunset
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  • Sheep watching the sunset - Lundy Island
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  • Cluck cluck cluck - Lundy Island
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  • Wet and Windy the pigs behind the Quarters - Lundy Island
      Wet and Windy the pigs behind the Quarters
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As I said above, Lundy is a working farm, so it is not that surprising to find farmyard animals on the island as well as the more exotic wild ones. The most noticeable are easily the sheep, which graze in the field between the village and the Old Light. They're quite tame as far as sheep go, and oddly seem to enjoy watching the sunset by the lighthouse as much as humans do. Every so often, a couple go on holiday aboard the MS Oldenburg, returning in freezer bags for the island shop. You can order Lundy lamb online from the website given below.

The other farmyard animals are less easy to find. A pair of aggressive geese hiss and peck at visitors who stray into their territory (in a field just out of the village...you have to climb over a gate to be within hissing distance though). Behind the staff caravans, two dozen free range hens and cockerels provide eggs for the shop and the pub. On the other side of the village, behind the campsite and next to the helipad, Wet and Windy, the island's two pigs, laze in a patch of mud waiting for the day when they become sausages on the Marisco Tavern's menu.

Website: http://www.lundyfarm.co.uk/index.htm

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  • Written Aug 24, 2010
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