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Hampstead Heath n-ewes: Sheep back on the Heath amid sweltering temperatures

PUBLISHED: 15:46 27 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:44 27 August 2019

Five new sheep on the Heath spent their first day snacking. Picture: Polly Hancock

Five new sheep on the Heath spent their first day snacking. Picture: Polly Hancock

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It's official. Hampstead Heath has some new woolly residents and - though they are not quite roast mutton - with temperatures still pushing 30, the five sheep may well have been re-evaluating their life choices on a sweltering first day back.

Heath visitors stop to say baaa to the sheep. Picture: Polly HancockHeath visitors stop to say baaa to the sheep. Picture: Polly Hancock

Baaa-ing any complaints about the weather, their (temporary) reintroduction appears to have gone smoothly, with footpaths rammed and eagle-eyed volunteers helping farmer Tom Davis keep his flock in check.

The sheep will spend each day until Friday grazing on the Heath's Tumulus field near Parliament Hill.

At night they are to be kept in an enclosure near Kenwood House.

Have you been to see the sheep? Let us know what you think of the Heath's new furry friends and send your best pictures to Sam.Volpe@Archant.co.uk or letters@hamhigh.co.uk

One of the Oxford Down sheep eats a hawthorn bush. Picture: Polly HancockOne of the Oxford Down sheep eats a hawthorn bush. Picture: Polly Hancock

A Norfolk Horn sheep on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA WireA Norfolk Horn sheep on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

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Farmer Tom Davis with sheep from Mudchute Park and Farm, after they were returned to Hampstead Heath. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA WireFarmer Tom Davis with sheep from Mudchute Park and Farm, after they were returned to Hampstead Heath. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

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