CUMBRIA will never have seen anything like it before: scantily clad young farmers, hips gyrating provocatively beneath grass skirts.

But while the competition was wild, woolly and at times frantic it was all part of this year's annual Cumbria Young Farmers Northern District Field Day.

Each year the programme includes a mix of traditional rural and agricultural activities, sport, art, life and vocational skills, as well as competitions that help develop the public speaking talents for which YFC members have become renowned.

In a sun-drenched day a crowd of around 1,400 crammed into Threapland Lees, near Wigton, swapping overalls and wellies for shorts, teeshirts and other unusual outfits to take part in almost 60 competitions,hosted by the Bowness family and organised by Greysouthen YFC.

The day was extra special for Field Day Secretary, Amy Bowness, who said: "To host the field day at home was originally my grandad’s idea, who unfortunately passed away last summer. The circumstances in which he died meant we were able to donate his organs and so programmes were sold to raise money for Organ Donation UK and ITU Memory Boxes at CIC. It is estimated we have raised around £500 so far and we are still taking donations.”

Greysouthen YFC Field Day Chair, Sarah Emmott added “after being part of YFC for 18 years, I’ve never enjoyed a field day as much as this one, such a lovely atmosphere, fantastic venue and the sun shone all day long.”

The Field Day Rally Cup was carried off by Raughton Head YFC, who won with 7,904 points.