About Us

Our fold of Highland cattle is in the Golden Valley in West Herefordshire. My interest in the breed started as a boy when I visited a local farm and spotted four Highland steers as they came from behind some rusting machinery. It was at that moment I knew I wanted to farm some of these amazing creatures.

We started showing our stock in 2004. In 2007 we won Breed Champion  at the Royal Welsh Show. Since then we've shown and won at many shows around the region.

Duncan in the ring showing one of our Highlands

Since then the Gilden Vale Fold has developed with more animals being bought from other well established Folds, including Glengorm, Pollock, Salt and Cim. 

A selection of awards given to Gilden Vale Fold
Angela Handley
Duncan Handley

Some forty years later, whilst heading home from work, I passed a field of Highlanders. On the spur of the moment I called in and asked if I could take a closer look. The farmer had some cows for sale and two days later Angela and I took delivery of two yearling heifers.