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Things were not always as tranquil in these high hills as they are today. Running along the border between England and Scotland, 400 years ago, these beautiful hills were in a region known as the "Debatable Lands" and were lawless areas constantly raided by bands of outlaws and bandits known as the Border Reivers.

Although the physical appearance of the countryside has changed little since those bloody days thankfully, the most aggressive thing you're likely to come across today in the Northumbrian uplands are a pair of squabbling Black Grouse! A species of native grouse making a dramatic comeback in Britain, thanks in no small part to the dedicated environmental schemes undertaken by farmers and landowners in the region.

It is on this history soaked high ground that Monkridge Hill Farm is situated, and where the herd of Wagyu, Aberdeen Angus cross cows and Blackface sheep graze upon over one hundred species of native grasses, clovers, herbs, and heathers, extensively and naturally.....

While the Wagyu are undoubtedly a recent addition to these hills, they seem to enjoy the open spaces as much as their more traditional neighbors!

Discover the history of the area by clicking on the points of interest below :


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