The Whitefaced Woodland is one of the largest British hill breeds. Mature ewes weigh around 60kg These sheep are strong-boned and robust. The wool is white and finer than that of many other hill breeds, being suitable for the manufacture of knitting or hosiery wool.
The face and legs are mainly white, although a little speckling is sometimes seen . The skin of the muzzle may be wholly or partly pink.
The head is strong and the face and muzzle are broad. Both ewes and rams are horned strongly; the rams have heavily spiralled horns.