The Prince of Wales has visited the J36 Rural Action Centre in Crooklands near Milnthorpe in South Cumbria.
Prince Charles met local farmers, apprentices, business owners and the Herdwick Sheep Association.
He also watched an auction of Herdwick ewes.
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