Quirky cows moove to the Heights of Abraham

Three life-size model cows which featured in the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show will stay together as a herd at The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath.

The sculptures were features in the show garden created for the official tourist board, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire.

Now they can be seen by visitors at Derbyshire’s oldest tourist attraction, high above the Derwent Valley.

Rupert Pugh, The Heights of Abraham director, said: We are delighted that we are able to welcome all three of the quirky cows and keep them in the Peak District.

“With the main access to The Heights via cable car, it’s certainly been a challenge to transport the cows safely to the top – a very unusual load and not something you would expect to see travelling across the A6.”

Jo Dilley, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire managing director, added: “It’s great news that the cows, which were a real talking point throughout the RHS Chatsworth show, will stay together on home soil so that even more people who come to the area in future can enjoy them.

“We’re really grateful to The Heights of Abraham for giving them long-term grazing rights in one of the most scenic locations in the area.”

Meanwhile, the show garden has been recreated at Renishaw Hall & Gardens, north Derbyshire.