The Official Wrexham Sheep Trail Launch was held at the weekend outside Oriel Wrecsam on Chester Street, Wrexham. Now that lambing season is well upon us, our old friends - the Wrexham Sheep (who first joined us last Autumn) - will make a reappearance along with 20 of their new friends ahead of going out around the County Borough as part of a new trail. The 20 sheep have been painted and designed by local schools and community groups, following sponsorship from Wrexham-based businesses.

Since 2016, Wrexham has had a number of woolly residents, dotted about for locals and visitors to find and follow as part of the Wrexham Sheep trail. Exciting news for the flock is that the original 23 sheep have now been joined by 11 more.

More businesses from across the area have partnered with the This Is Wrexham Tourism Partnership and ourselves to sponsor and design their own sheep model which has become part of a 34-strong Wrexham Sheep family.  Local artist Ellie Ashby has been responsible for helping produce the finished sheep, with creative input from all businesses and organisations.

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Added to the familiar faces such as Doris from Borras, Angelina, Baali and Lady Baa Baa, a bigger trail has been established to continue to encourage people to visit the sheep in their areas.

Maps are available to download on the Tourism Partnership’s website at www.thisiswrexham.co.uk/wrexhamsheep, or can be collected from Wrexham Tourist Information Centre, or many of the locations on the trail.

“Take photos with the sheep”

Visitors are encouraged to take photos of themselves with the sheep, and post them on social media using the hashtag #wrexhamsheep. The sheep also have their own Twitter account @wrexhamsheep!

New sheep names and their locations are as follows:

  • Dr Mutton & Nurse Lamb – Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham Technology Park
  • Bedwr – North Wales Beds, Gwersyllt
  • Baawyn – HMP Berwyn
  • Lewis’s Sheep – Lewis’s Farm Shop, Eyton
  • Blodwyn – Coleg Cambria, Yale Campus
  • Sheepy McSheep Face – The Fat Boar, Wrecsam
  • Leonard – Leonard Cheshire Can Do (located at Wrexham Library)
  • Merlin – Rossett Hall Hotel, Rossett
  • Marky & Arty – Ty Pawb/ South Arcade, Wrexham

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