British Feral Goat Research Group. To research the origin, history and present status of British feral goat herds, with the overall aim of identifying the remaining British Primitive Goats and preserving a viable gene bank of these for the future.


Herd Locations we are currently working with:

  • Moffat - Moffat Feral Goat Research Group
  • Mull of Kintyre - Mull of Kintyre Feral Goat Support Group
  • Galloway - various herd locations
  • Loch Lomond - Inversnaid, Inverarnan, Rowardennan, Loch Ard…
  • Colonsay
  • Battersea
  • Lynton
  • Cheviot - College Valley (Wooler - Yeavering Bell & Newton Tors)
  • and many more…

Do you know anything about these herds?

  • Perhaps you live near them?
  • have you any photos?
  • Do you know of other herd locations?
  • Have you heard 'old stories' about them?
  • Are you interested in helping us find out more about them?

Please email us with any information you may have

Could You Host Feral Goats on Your Land?

If you are interested in assisting us relocate stock, please let us know. Feral goats are fantastic for land/grazing management and require 'minimum' of attention. You may wish to consider feral goats as a more 'cost effective' management scheme than the alternate 'sheep grazing' method. Please contact us if you would like to have a chat about this.

Fancy a Change from Sheep?

It is hoped that over the next few years all the UK herds will be fully monitored with effective management plans in place. We are in regular contact with all herds and can offer up to date information on specific herds should you require it.

Can You Help?

We are currently looking for photos of any feral goats spotted in the Rowardennan area of Loch Lomond, Scotland. Please note, we have photos of the goats at Inversnaid and Inverarnan, but it is the herd located a mile or so past the Rowardennan Youth Hostel that we are trying to get photos of.

  • Do you want to assist in our research projects, fund raising or promotion of the group?
  • Do you have an old 4x4 you no longer need?
  • Can you assist us with accommodation near feral populations when we are undertaking research?
  • do you have a 'walkie talkie' system you no longer need?
  • any ideas, suggestions and offers of support are welcome. Please contact us for more information

Feral Goat Observation Holidays

Are you interested in staying in holiday accommodation near feral populations in the UK? We have a contact should you be interested in a self catering holiday near the Mull Of Kintyre herds.

Please contact us for more details.

Members of our group are sometimes available to show and explain these herds to you, if this would interest you, again please contact us.