THREE South Lakeland butchers were flying high after being crowned ‘champions’ of the North West.

The trio – Huddleston’s Butchers in Windermere, Higginsons of Grange and Dales Traditional Butchers from Kirkby Lonsdale – showed off their Cumbrian delights to judges at the North West Butchers Roadshow and Pork Product Excellence Awards.

Their impressive products were among a dozen singled out to claim the coveted ‘champion’ titles from 250 entries.

Both Huddleston’s and Higginsons triumphed with speciality pork pies, while seasoned entrant Mark Duckworth from Dales saw off stiff competition in the Pork Offal category with his faggots.