Year of the Ox
Cairngorms, Scotland. One of the highlights of our trip was meeting and walking with 18 reindeer, part of a herd of 150. They are the UK’s only herd of wild reindeer and take it in turns to roam free in the mountains. The first 19 were imported in 1952. Overseen by a herder, we were permitted to hand feed, but not stroke them (as they don’t like it). When the reindeer tired of us they headed off to roam the 1,200 acre enclosure in search of lichen to eat.