Wandlebury Country Park near Cambridge has just welcomed some new residents – a herd of eight Belted Galloway cattle has joined the existing three Highland cattle. They have a distinctive black and white striped coat, a bit like a humbug sweet.

Ed Wombwell is the Estate Manager of Cambridge Past, Present & Future, the local charity which owns Wandlebury Country Park, and he is delighted with the new arrivals, “We have some beautiful wildflower meadows in the park and the cows help to keep the grasses down, which benefits the flowers. So grazing these cows will help to increase the amount of nature in the park. We don’t have any barns, so our animals are outside all-year, which is why we have chosen this hardy Scottish breed. They are also really attractive animals and we hope that visitors to the park will enjoy seeing them.”