My Adventures with Britain’s Rare Breeds
Countryfile presenter and author Adam Henson tells the story of the British Isles through the rare, native and historic breeds that have shaped our lives and our land
Discover a forgotten British heritage.
The protection and promotion of the UK’s rare breeds is something that’s in Adam Henson’s blood. His father, Joe, established the Rare Breeds Trust in 1973, and they have been a core attraction at the Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park ever since.
In Rare Breeds of the British Isles, Adam Henson takes readers on a journey around the country, discovering the animals that have shaped our lives and our land throughout the centuries. From postcard perfect Highland Cows, to the Cotwold sheep (for whom the Cotswolds are named) and the fearsome, four-horned Manx Loagthan ram, each chapter will see Adam travelling the length and breadth of the British Isles, to meet breed specialists and farmers who share his passion for rare breed preservation, and discuss the future of these magnificent animals.