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Sheep take to the Downs in an ancient tradition

The grass is always greener on Durdham Downs Credit: ITV News

Now, it's not long before the Shaun the Sheep sculpture trail invades Bristol but today their real life woolly cousins beat them to it.

When the historic Durdham Downs became a public open space in 1861, property owners nearby were given "commoners' rights" to graze livestock there.

And this afternoon, 15 June, that tradition was upheld.

Do ewe think this is a baa-rilliant idea? Credit: ITV News