Originating in the Pennines on the Yorkshire/Derbyshire borders the Whitefaced Woodland is also know as the Penistone after the Yorkshire town where sheep sales have been held since 1699.  One of the largest of the hardy hill breeds it has a distinctive white face and legs, both Ram and Ewe are horned and they can thrive on poor grazing and harsh terrain.  Often used for conservation grazing they are now an endangered breed.  Their wool is much finer than that of other hill breeds and has traditionally been used to make hosiery and knitwear,