A herd of goats known for residing on the cliffs at Cromer are settling in well at their new home.

The group of Bagot goats became a well-loved sight in Cromer after being brought to the seaside town to graze on the cliffs every summer since 2016.

But North Norfolk District Council announced in January that the popular but ageing herd would be retired from their duties due to the cost of their welfare and veterinary checks.

Eastern Daily Press: They have formed a 'happy little herd' with the goats already at the TrustThey have formed a 'happy little herd' with the goats already at the Trust (Image: Norfolk Wildlife Trust)

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) has taken on the goats and they have formed a "happy little herd" with the six goats already at the site.

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Laura Davey, from NWT’s Nature Conservation team, said: "The goats are currently in the Brecks, assisting the ponies and reserves team in managing the heathlands there.

"Along with another six young goats we purchased last year, they are settling in very well and have formed a happy little herd."

She added: "Conservation grazing is an important tool for the management of the reserves.

"While the cattle, sheep and ponies prefer to graze the grass and smaller plants, goats will browse hedges and trees as well as grass."