14 Apr 2016

Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 14 April 2016

Amanda Owen is a farmer and shepherdess on her farm Ravenseat in the Yorkshire Dales.

Amanda and husband Clive have eight children, who do live a free-range life - on their 2000 acre sheep farm, along with 700 ewes, 50 cattle, 13 chickens, five horses and six dogs.

Ravenseat sits by Whitsundale Beck, at the head of the River Swale, about an hour's walk west of Keld, the halfway point on the Coast-to-Coast footpath.

While Amanda didn't grow up on a farm herself - she grew up in the city of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, she dreamed of being a shepherdess after reading James Herriot.

She's a passionate photographer, a bestselling author, with a new book due out soon, has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, and Channel 5's New Lives in the Wild and is very busy on social media.