Rough Fell Sheep Breeders' Association

The Association was formed in 1926, when a meeting was held in the YMCA room, Kendal, where a large company of interested sheep breeders met. The area covered includes a large portion of the fell land in the former counties of Westmorland and the West Riding of Yorkshire, now largely in Cumbria. The Rough Fell sheep is ideally suited to endure the hardship of exposed and high lying places, but will settle placidly in a lowland farm or smallholding. The ewes are excellent lamb rearers and are also in great demand to breed the Rough Fell mule, the ultimate milky mother. These mules are crossed with a terminal sire to produce excellent carcasses for the production of meat.

RFSBA Merchandise - Fleece

Official Association Merchandise

Below you will find a link to the official Rough Fell Sheep Breeders' Association merchandise which can be purchased securely online via Coniston Corporate.

RFSBA Merchandise - Beanie Hat

Wools of Cumbria Carpets

Wools of Cumbria Carpets offer a stunning range of high quality carpets and rugs made from Herdwick, Swaledale and Rough Fell wool. Buy direct from them and visit their showroom on the Dockray Hall Industrial Estate in Kendal.

Wools of Cumbria Carpets

Become an RFSBA Member

The Association has three districts; K for Kendal, S for Sedbergh and T for Tebay, Orton and Ravenstonedale. Members from anywhere are welcome to join and will be included in the K district group.

All registered rams have an Association ear tag, with a star, district letter and number.

Junior (under 16) £10
Small Breeder (10 sheep or fewer) £20
Large Breeder (over 11 sheep) £25

Rough Fell Sheep Breeders' Association Secretary

Amanda Denver
Pear Tree Barn, Fearby, Masham
Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4ND

Rough Fell Sheep Breeders' Association