Dog walkers asked to keep their pets on leads where sheep are present on District Council and National Trust land

JM & GHSouth Somerset District Council and the National Trust are sending out a joint message to dog walkers at Ham Hill and Montacute House: “Please keep your dogs on leads whilst walking land where sheep are present”. Despite putting up signs before entering fields with sheep in at both sites, some dog walkers are still ignoring them and letting their dogs loose which can result in sheep worrying during a crucial time in the development of young lambs and ewes. Three dead lambs were found in the parklands of Montacute House on Friday (17 April), all a result of dog attacks. Full story: Read more