Agnes, Highland Fling and Maggie Moo the cows

Agnes ... In a lush green field under the watchful gaze of Hadrian’s wall is a small oak tree at the end of a well-trodden path. If you should venture up the trail it’s likely you will make the acquaintance of Agnes. She likes to watch you from a distance until you reach the tree, then suddenly she’ll be right there behind you, sniffing your rucksack. Even though she knows curiosity killed the cat, she’s eager to find out everything about you.

Highland Fling ... Contrary to popular belief, highland cows are so-named not because of their Scottish heritage, but because of their love and dexterity in dancing the Highland Fling. Miriam here won Gold in the 2015 dance championships. It was her unusual combination of asymmetric grand plié kick-ball change into a perfect pirouette that caught the judge’s eye.

Maggie Moo likes a dance, but she loves to sing even more. On a bleak grey afternoon in the thick low cloud; the kind that sticks to your coat, Maggie is often heard calling. Her warm up exercises often scare away potential audiences, but if you stick around you’ll hear the sweetest rendition of Misty, her favourite Ella number.