Between June and September 2014, visitors to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast will be surprised to see a variety (in different forms) of ‘pink sheep’ popping up all over the North York Moors – in shop windows and other areas of villages and various tourism attractions.
Ranging from large sculptured sheep to those in the small format of pairs of earrings, around 200 sheep will be on display as part of the ‘Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys campaign which will start from Friday 20 June right through until Sunday 20 September 2014.
Across the North York Moors, Howardian Hills (AONB) and the Yorkshire Coast, schools, businesses and individuals have given their backing to this excellent campaign by making ‘pink sheep’. The colour pink was chosen to reflect the beauty and colour of the North York Moors National Park’s heather moorland and 150 PRIZES have already been donated.
To main sure you’re in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, all you need to do is spot THREE PINK SHEEP and report their sightings here.
You can enter as many times as you like, but as long as it is with different sheep each time you apply.
The prizes range from local produce, an exquisite and transparent pink glass bowl (kindly provided by Gillies Jones Glass), free days out at key visitor attractions in the area and free accommodation.
Head of Tourism & Promotions at the North York Moors National Park Authority, Catriona McLees said that she had been amazed and delighted at people’s creativity in the making of these pink sheep – ranging in all sizes and shapes, and is looking forward to spotting them in different places over the next few months. She said that the area’s landscapes and wildlife draw crowds to the area but it’s the people, businesses and tourism attractions that make people’s visits truly memorable, which encourage them to come back time after time.
Keep up-to-date and post your own Pink Sheep sightings and photos on Facebook and Twitter by using #PinkSheep
The Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys campaign, run by the North York Moors Tourism Network (supporting tourism and related businesses, with over 400 people) is sponsored by many local businesses.