The village of Little Urswick is seen with a backdrop of the Furness Fells which form a spine-like ridge down the centre of the Furness peninsula.  Little Urswick, once the home of agricultural workers, miners and quarrymen is now a dormitory village to families whose income is diverse and earned in places of employment far more widespread than was the case in years gone by.  Consisting now of around one hundred dwellings, the village has doubled in size in the period since the end of the Second World War.  The high quality agricultural land provides reliable grazing during winter months for sheep which are now annually transported from the high Lakeland Fell regions.  Their agility, which provides well for their life on steep mountain slopes and crags, presents a challenge for their fenced containment on lowland pastures remote from their summer heft.

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