North West Wales

£1 Great Orme tenant to reintroduce sheep at £1m Parc Farm

Farmhouse at Great Orme Image copyright National Trust
Image caption Dan Jones took on the farm following a nationwide search for a tenant with the right experience

A tenant who took on a £1m farm in Conwy county for just £1 a year rent is to reintroduce sheep to its headland.

The National Trust handed the keys to Parc Farm on the top of Llandudno's Great Orme to 38-year-old Dan Jones from Anglesey in October.

The site has rare habitats and species - some of which the charity said existed nowhere else on Earth.

The 360-strong flock will graze on the grassland to encourage the survival of rare plants and animals.

Sheep have not been seen on the headland since the foot and mouth crisis more than a decade ago.

Image copyright National Trust
Image caption Mr Jones will introduce the flock of 290 local Llyn sheep and 70 Herdwicks from the Lake District

Property manager William Greenwood said: "If we get this right, we should see the rarer species such as the silver studded blue butterfly and wild cotoneaster, which exist only on the Great Orme, really flourishing."

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