Guests at High Winder are often treated by a visit from the wild Fell Ponies.
They roam across the fells all year and form herds ranging from around 10 up to 30. They are really magnificent and quite approachable.
In recent weeks we have seen an increase in their arrival at the paddock fences. They are interested in both the donkeys, and having a good scratch on the posts.
These ponies are not truly "wild" in the sense of "belonging to no-one". Every pony is owned by someone, though they enjoy running semi wild on hundreds of acres of common land.