100% Whole Fleece Herdwick Sheepskin Rugs


We are absolutely thrilled to share our brand new 100% undyed Herdwick Sheepskin Rugs with you, each hand picked for their unique colouring. 99% of Herdwick sheep are kept in flocks in the central and western dales of the Lake District. These fells run to over 3000 feet, face the westerly rain and winds and see the country’s highest rainfall. No wonder the Herdwick is considered the hardiest of sheep! These Herdwick sheepskins are one of a kind, the fur being unique to the breed. In fact the Herdwick breed are born with black fleeces, and at roughly a year old the wool grows out, revealing the fluffy white hair underneath. Over time, their fleeces turn to a dark brown and then to their characteristic grey, we have a selection of classic Herdwick colours. These Herdwick have soft and sumptuous fleeces, all with incredible one of a kind colouring. The incredible natural texture is often described as more “wild”, it makes them absolutely stunning to look at. Funnily enough these Herdwick sheepskins are also more water resistant than some other sheepskins, this is because it gets wet more slowly and dries out quicker than other fleeces.

These look incredible in any room, but look especially attractive over chairs on in front of a fireplace – although we can’t promise that your four legged friends won’t steal them for themselves! These can be kept looking wonderful with a sheepskin brush, which we will provide for free with every rug purchase. Every rug available is listed in the drop down menu, named “HW” followed by a number, along with the label on the photos. We have named them as you can see the label in the photo of each rug, the measurements are also on the dropdown list.