Exmoor Horn wool is produced by around 120 farmer members of the Exmoor Horn Sheep Breeders’ Society. They own flocks ranging in size from just a handful to over a thousand head. Some farming families have a history in the area going back to the thirteenth century. Others arrived in the nineteenth century under the aegis of John Knight, and yet others are more recent arrivals. Many are converts to the breed and its special qualities. In the past, some of our fleeces went to make green baize for billiard tables, others to make a special broad cloth.
The Breed Society was established in 1906, and has a flock book which is published annually.
We are grateful to Exmoor National Park Partnership Fund for part-funding this project to bring Exmoor Horn wool to market.