Harrop & Upper Edge
Pure Bred Derbyshire Gritstones
Top Class Derbyshire Gritstone Sheep
Since 1975 we’ve been breeding high quality pure bred Derbyshire Gritstone sheep. In 40+ years we've produced over 500 registered breeding rams that have gone on to have a major influence on the breed across the land. The High Moor flock has produced the champion tup at the annual show and sale an unrivaled 14 times since 1983!
We're active members of the Derbyshire Gritstone Sheepbreeders Society - find more about the breed on their website here:
At High Moor Farm we run approximately 400 Derbyshire Gritstone ewes at over 1,000 feet above sea-level. Tupping time is from mid-November with lambs born outside from mid-April.
High moor history
Some coverage of our Derbyshire Gritstone successes over the years
Homebred 2-shear Derbyshire Gritstone claims champion at annual show and sale
Champion and a strong price for this Derbyshire Gritstone tup at the annual sale
This tup was champion Derbyshire Gritstone at Bakewell in the 1980s
Champion Derbyshire Gritstone at Haslingden in 1989
Taking both the Champion and Reserve titles at the annual Derbyshire Gritstone sale
Clipping from the Farmers Guardian on the Derbyshire Gritstone sale at Clitheroe in 2012
Clipping from the Farmers Guardian about the Derbyshire Gritstone sale c.2015
Record prices for Derbyshire Gritstones at Clitheroe in 2016
A High Moor bred Derbyshire Gritstone tup breaks the sale record in 1992 at Haslingden
Another market topper from High Moor - 2 shear Derbyshire Gritstone tup
Stock for sale
If you are interested in buying some Derbyshire Gritstones - why not get in touch?
This is your chance to buy from the best Derbyshire Gritstone bloodlines in the country. Tups for sale at the annual breed sale at Clitheroe Auction mart (early-mid October) or contact us for private purchases! In the last 3 years we've had several tups make 3,000gns or more.
Tups are half your flock so buy the best!
A good ewe is key - we run around 350 Derbyshire Gritstone ewes, so if you are looking for lambs, shearlings or ewes we could have stock to suit...
We will have a small number of registered ewe lambs and shearling ewes available in late August / September - get in touch for more information.
Buy show quality
In 2017 this Derbyshire Gritstone tup lamb was shown twice - first at the Great Yorkshire where it won its class and reserve male champion. Secondly at the annual breed sale at Clitheroe where it was champion tup lamb and highest priced tup lamb at 900gns! In 2018 and 2019 it went on to take breed champion at several shows! Various High Moor bred tups took the breed titles at 2019 shows including The Great Yorkshire, Halifax, Harden Moss, Kilnsey and Westmoreland.
A few photos of our Derbyshire Gritstones
Outstanding sheep - retained as stock tup
Best Derbyshire Gritstone ewe lamb we've ever bred - a superstar!
Immensely powerful Derbyshire Gritstone tup which put a lot of power into our flock! Bred by Philip & Sarah Read