People have just over a week left to track down pink sheep hidden around the North York Moors, Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Coast. Ranging from cakes to giant sculptures, the sheep are being displayed as part of the ‘Lost Sheep in Pink Jersey’s’ campaign which finishes on 20 September. There are over 200 sheep on display but people need to find just three to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
The Pink Sheep campaign, which has been running since 20 June, has proved really popular with over 5,000 entries so far. There’s no limit to the amount of times people can enter the competition so long as it’s with different sheep each time. Prizes range from accommodation and free days out at key attractions to local produce and a transparent pink glass bowl from Gillies Jones Glass. The prize draw will take place on 21 September and winners will be notified by 28 September. More information.
Catriona McLees, Head of Promotion and Tourism at the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:
I’m so pleased with how well this campaign has gone. People have really got behind it creating some amazing sheep out of all manner of materials. Feedback from those entering the competition has been very positive. Holiday makers have had great fun and have visited new and different places in their quest for more pink sheep! Locals too have been busy spotting sheep in their own villages but also on their way to work and while on days out. My thanks go to everyone who has supported the campaign from our sponsors and prize givers to all those who displayed a pink sheep.”
The ‘Lost Sheep’ campaign is being sponsored by Bils & Rye, Dalby Forest Lodges, Raven Hall Country House Hotel, Robin Hood Caravan Park, Rosella Cottage, Runswick Bay Caravan & Camping Park, Stylish Stays Luxury Holidays, Trailways and YHA. It is being run by the North York Moors Tourism Network which supports tourism and related businesses and now numbers more than 400 people.