Storm-damaged English road taken over by herds of sheep

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 4, 2016 at 9:58 AM

GRASMERE, England, March 4 (UPI) -- When the cars are away, the sheep will play!

A formerly busy English road closed due to storm damage has been taken over by large herds of sheep taking shortcuts to their spring pastures.

A video filmed beside the A591 main Lake District North/South route between Grasmere and Keswick shows dozens of sheep filling up the road, which the filmer said used to carry an average 5,000 vehicles a day in the spring months.

The road was closed in December due to damage from a major storm, opening it up as a trail for farmers taking their Herdwick sheep flocks from Grasmere to spring pastures in the higher fells.

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