Herd of goats returning to Norfolk seaside town - no kidding!

Goats released on Melbourne slope in Cromer in 2016 to help with keeping the slope vegetation clear.

Goats released on Melbourne slope in Cromer in 2016 to help with keeping the slope vegetation clear. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Cromer's herd of goats are returning today to the Melbourne Slopes overlooking the sea.

Goats released on Melbourne slope in Cromer in 2016. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Goats released on Melbourne slope in Cromer in 2016. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

North Norfolk District Council will be unleashing the Bagot billies - Britain's oldest breed of goat - on the town's cliff tops at lunchtime, as part of a habitat management project to help with the control of scrubland.

Council spokesman Adam Aiken said: 'I've just heard that the goats are heading back to Cromer. It was a late call, and decided only last night.'

Goats released on Melbourne slope in Cromer in 2016 to help with keeping the slope vegetation clear.

Goats released on Melbourne slope in Cromer in 2016 to help with keeping the slope vegetation clear. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE