I had to throw myself and my dog in a river to escape a stampede recently. 3. Would you like to login to post your comment? Even when I reached the next field the cows were still on their hind legs trying to get over the fence. Take particular care that your dog doesn’t scare sheep and lambs or wander where it might disturb birds that nest on the ground and other wildlife – eggs and young will soon die without protection from their parents. So annoyed.! So make your presence known. We often just walk past them fine even with tiny calves the mums stand up as we come past but so long as you don't stop and stare they don't seem to consider you a threat. Simon, who had fractured eight ribs, his shoulder and a bone on his spine, was taken to hospital where he had surgery to strengthen his rib cage with metal plates. A well-respected retired academic was recently trampled to death by cattle while walking in Oxford. I was walking along the public footpath and they came racing up. I can honestly say I was petrified. The British Mountaineering Council, TRAVEL Similar things have happened whilst walking through public fields with horses in, massive horses too 😳 they saw us coming and went to the road/pathway through the field and stood in the way. It all happened rather quickly but they effectively ran at me from all available sides. I grabbed a stick, waved it back and forth and tried to calmly shoo them away. I’m not usually one to panic, but this whole episode has left me physically hurt and shaken. An ideal place to walk a dog. I was lucky really and hope something good can come out of this by making people more aware of the dangers.". Walking high above Gimmelwald, my favorite Swiss village, with Olle, who teaches in a small school one village over, I always feel like a wide-eyed student. They started to move to my side then I realised that coming up the rear of the cows was a very young, very fiesty bull which was now stood firmly grounded, front hoof digging at the soil, head dipping and rising. i have also been charged at by a herd of cows while walking some distance off in a meadow in cambridge often used by walkers and commuters. All you need to do is make a noise and cows will run. Website designed by. What is the 'official' protocol when walking through fields with cows in? I've shared this story to my local athletics club - I'm a UKA official and often seen timing at BMC events in the South - I think the knowledge should be spread often - to dog walkers, walkers and runners - anyone who is to cross a field with cows - DON'T?! Did you know that we've just launched a new U27 membership offer for just £1 / month? Even without a dog, try to keep quiet and move away calmly and out of the field as soon as possible. Read more », The recent news that a vaccine has shown effectiveness against Covid-19 is very encouraging. He wouldn't move for it seemed like ages. Another thing I heard / herd (excuse the pun!) There is definitely something different to a few years ago, I understand that farmers need to use their land and the safety of walkers is probably not their primary consideration (they probably prefer we weren't there in the first place) but I think there needs to be greater awareness of the risks and some reasonable steps to keep people safe.”, “Nearly got trampled to death by cows recently after attempting to go through a public footpath with cows in the field. At the hospital they even remarked that it was cow trampling season. They look at you and moo their mates for support, then they go for it! if (x.type === 'password') { Gradually, we all calmed down and I walked out. They stood no chance of getting anywhere near her as she was a very fit and healthy German Shepherd who easily dodged them. When we spotted the men, we flagged them down and told them we had scaled the wall as we had been scared for our lives. We knew we needed to go to the bottom of the next field so we took a chance and walked down, diagonally towards that field, hoping to get through a gate at the bottom. I've had one scary incident, but not as bad as some people here have had. x.type = 'text'; Yes there were calves in the field but I didn't have a dog. Our most recent walk should have taken us to some caves with prehistoric drawings (again, promoted to the public) but a field contained a bull (at least this was signposted) and a narrow footpath with gates at either end suddenly had a cow (or bull - didn't stick around to check) blocking the path. but she was not going anywhere and got between me and the exit to the field. There is even a swinging saloon-door design. I attempted to bypass them but then they charged - literally got chased all the way across two large fields, running as fast as I could! After that they ran away. Have to get my husband to go out in the car to do a 'cow check' to make sure the route is clear. But as a general rule, keep your dog on a lead if you cannot rely on its obedience. There are no signs up along the electric fence to warn the public either. } Even so, it made me wary of cattle from that day on, more than 15 years ago. News    The problem is that all dogs do, to a certain extent, tend to drool, some far more than others. I grew up with close family members owning farms so didn't think anything of going through the field. My advice. Cattle are very curious beasts and can easily appear threatening, especially the younger ones who enjoy charging around. The teacher was known as the “heart and soul” of his school. I certainly wasn't going to turn and run as I had to protect my own offspring (grown up daughter). Colin, Kent. I think the main cow involved who had been licking my face and letting me pet it also tried to slip me some advice, I don't really know about that though. I went for the run like hell tactic and was only by sheer luck I managed to vault a gate before they reached me as I am quite certain I would not be writing this now. News People Richmond School teacher killed by cows while walking his dogs A deputy headteacher at Richmond School has been killed in a cow trampling incident while walking his dogs. These cows had calves too. Down cows are the unfortunate result of some illnesses and injuries. If I moved right she moved right if I moved left she moved left. None of the fields had calfs, and the reaction from the cows was more than just interest. Yet this is a paid for staffed attraction run by Historic Scotland. A well-respected retired academic was recently trampled to death by cattle while walking in Oxford. Walkers are generally quite harmless so why all the aggressive fencing making it difficult to choose another route? I know that in Aus using horses & people to herd rather than motor bikes and helicopters results in much less stressed cattle, but I don't know the UK answer. While such attacks are relatively rare, nationwide there were 12 people killed between 2008 and 2014. is if face to face with bulls, and no escape and the inevitable is upon you, nothing to lose, take the bulls nose ring as it makes them sensitive and lead them to where you want to exit then release the bull. 2. The herd continued to run at full pelt towards us and then at the last minute with metres to spare they all came to a dead stop and watched us run by. Be especially vigilant if you find yourself with your dog in a field with both cows and calves. Aggressive horses can usually be run off by waving a jacket and yelling at them - but depending on your local law, you could be responsible for any injuries. The wall we climbed was a bit loose and could have collapsed on us - all that happened in the end was, my hands got slightly nettled, (I have had to remove all my rings as my fingers are swollen) and I have an amusing/escape tale (dependent on the telling!) I read these comments with interest as I tried to understand what happened to me and my friend a few days ago. Peak Bagging    See Help > FAQs - Logging On for details on how to enable cookies in your browser. Find New Walking Friends    go4awalk.com and go4awalk.co.uk are registered trademarks of TMDH Limited. You're relying on following the route to get back to your car, public transport or place to stay overnight. The runner was stupid walking amongst calves, again if he ha£ just just boo the cows would of moved away. Does this mean all climbing and mountaineering will get back to normal after Christmas? I have previously been charged by cows and now regularly refuse to walk through field of cattle. The real shame is that I m not taking my children across the fields again.”, “I am inclined to agree with G Hayes, high levels of the testosterone hormone is well known to be a cause of aggression both in animals and humans. I don't want to see all the footpaths being fenced off. Manage down cows humanely When a fresh cow goes down, we generally suspect milk fever and treat her with calcium. Copyright © 2000-2020 TMDH Limited. I grew up in town, but with parents who like country walks, so I have always had an awareness of country animals. But yet left others along. Hill Skills    Their natural instinct is to protect their young - and you (especially with a dog in tow) - may be seen as an especially big threat. For instance we walked the East Highland Way this year and the path was blocked by 2 massive Highland Cows with the massive horns, they are really big animals and there was not way we were going to disturb them even though they were in our way. Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University answers a few questions: I was totally ignorant to the dangers of cows. My pace did quicken, very slightly, and the cows, lead by the bull, started following us, which I knew they would. I have a couple of very scary incidents with catle charging towards me and having to take evasive action. As I get older, and less agile, I am paying heed to caution more often. This makes me think of something a farmer told me. Put them with a dog and that's not always the case," he said. x.type = 'password'; The last time was on the common high above cwmbran south wales an hour before sunset. As soon as as I saw the cows (no calves in sight) I started walking and kept to the edge of the field. If a farm animal chases you and your dog, it is safer to let your dog off the lead – don’t risk getting hurt by trying to protect it. ), good vision side to side, but then you have this annoying blind spot. Your Stories    If you have a Dog on your Hike, keep it on a lead when around Cows and try to avoid walking through the middle of a herd. Don't be fearful or panicky - that will start any kind of animal off. Study up on locking head gate designs: straight neck bars, curved bars, scissors, and full opening. “As a cow-keeper, the best advice I have seen to date was from a farmer on the BBC News website: Cows are curious animals, with or without calves, always take a walking stick with you, be confident, talk firmly to them and if they get too near stretch your arms and walking stick outwards to fill the maximum area (cows join up all the external points and so you suddenly become massive in their eyes).” Not an experience I ever wish to repeat. And don't start running... unless you're being charged at!! In August last year while walking Hadrian Wall we had traverse a number of fields where cows were grazing. If my husband hadn't kept kicking it in the head I don;t think I would have survived the attack. I had to tell my boyfriend not to run so we didn't alarm them, we just kept walking and didn't stop and they stopped following us in the end. However, if she doesn't get up within a couple of hours, she must be examined to make sure something else isn't going on. If the farmer understands at least a little in this topic, it will be easier for him to notice the disease at the earliest stage of its appearance and to take timely measures for treatment. One cow came over which I ignored and it turned away and rejoined the herd.. Then they all turned and charged at me. It's publicity says nothing about the cows at all.”, “My love of rambling through the countryside with fellow walkers might finish soon due to my increased fear of meeting up with our bovine friends. We need your help to Save Outdoor Centres, Dinorwig parking to be restricted | Parcio yn Dinorwig am ei gyfyngu, Wales Lockdown Part 3: what it means for climbers and hillwalkers, Clubs, Huts, Meets and current Covid-19 Restrictions, UK Sport funds GB Climbing to uncover the champions of tomorrow, Call to check avalanche transceivers as potential issue reported, Information: BMC Travel Insurance purchased before 6pm on 11 March 2020. They all then stampede off to the opposite side of the field, but by the time we get to the other side they then usually get the confidence to make there way back to have another look at us! I will wait until farmer puts the cows on the other side of the river. I was walking through a field (public right of way) with my 2 eight year old boys today , half way across a cow from the other end started charging straight for us, I had to run the boys to uneven ground beside some trees on the river edge, the cow stopped literally 1 meter away, 1 of my boys was crying his eyes out . I called my husband who brought his walking stick and drove them back so I could climb back over the barbed wire and out of the field. I have raised with the farmer the need to fence off an area for the public to cross the land..........the farmer has said to walk the other side of the electric fence but this is not a safe option as you would still have to enter the field with the cows to get out .....he has also told me I cannot walk on the adjoining field when I'm not able to use the public footpath. So many of my weekly country walks have been spoilt by what I used to regard as 'my irrational fear' of cows, bullocks, and bulls. To contribute to go4awalk.com or to contact us about anything at all - see Talk To Us. Walking on the Worcestershire Way with my very well behaved border collie, a path that I have been walking for 6 years I have never been so frightened. I actually tried to remain calm and got my friend to stay behind and slowly eased myself out of the field. I have been charged by a whole herd of cows before while walking with a group near Oxford, I was the last person at the end of the group to cross the field, so I felt that given that I had ample time to run for the stile and exit the field , maybe the cows were just making a point. I just kept praying that my dog would remain calm and quiet and God bless him, he did. In some reported cases, the cows are thought to have been trying to drive off the dogs in order to protect their young. I couldn't stop thinking "what if I had gone on the path in the field"? I see many commenters talking about national walking paths such as the Pennine Way and St. Cuthbert's Way. I live in Country Durham, East Durham to be precise where my village is surrounded by farmland. cows can lead to 20% higher milk yields over a handler with a poor attitude. But what does this mean for outdoor goers? The dog will outrun the cows and it will also outrun you. Fortunately the path followed the edge of the field bounded by stone wall which probably 5 feet high. Even though the official track was finished we carried on into Deal for a spot of food at a local cafe (well cafe come chip shop, where friendly staff filled us with stacks of less than health food). My heart, which was now in my throat, nearly stopped and I thought, "Oh Christ what the hell is going to happen now". I had a scary experience in Northumberland a few years back. I spend so much of my time out in the great outdoors, plus for many years this has been with a dog or dogs. Recently I was on the South Downs Way where there was a field of exceptionally aggressive cattle. But keep away from calves. I don't blame anybody or anything. I was then trapped in an isolated area and could not get back to my car. So walkers should be mindful of their surroundings to fully enjoy the experience. The scariest part was the way they then marauded up and down the field as a herd for the next 10 minutes mooing loudly and looking like a scene from a 1960's cowboy TV series. Here’s some advice from our experts on what do when walking near cattle: Do. Rachel, York. They often gather around me when I sit sketching - sitting down isn't a threat to them, but not the best option if they are already charging! Making a noise may attract some careful attention, the cows may think they're getting fed. Apparently the field is used regularly by fell runners and the race organisers have not heard of any previous incidents in 20 years of holding the race. People often feel in danger from a herd of cows when walking across a field and the cows start to follow them. In February '13 I was walking near Blackburn and the route took me through a field with three bullocks in it. The next field was also full of cattle, but thankfully they were not interested. Interestingly, the cows were even fighting each other, snorting and running head butts! Beef cattle are among the easiest livestock to raise, but they arent without problems. Mothers and daughters in climbing: your stories. Nothing major happened but she did say once that she was with another friend when she got charged by cows but i cant remember how she said she got away but she did...”, “Walking with cows now terrifies me - I won't do it anymore. There are 600 yards of walking track through the field to the castle. Fortunately quick reactions and a handy large lump of wood did the trick. I wanna go get a Big Mac or something as a means of revenge. Once they had dispersed to my right I was then fully aware that they were all behind me, which put us in a very vulnerable position. Stood my ground waved arms in the air and they stopped about 5 meters short of me. Later the same day in a nearby field another man was injured in an attack but said the cows ignored his dogs and came straight at him. Whilst the countryside certainly isn't a playground, a few simple precautions should mean that we can all continue to enjoy it and farmers and land-owners can get on with their work too. I've become far more anxious this year and now want to know what I ought to do if walking through a field with kids and cows are walking over to see us. So imagine you are a cow walking around. I have spoken to a number of cattle farmers about this, and they find the cows behavour odd and can not explain it.”, “I agree with Tim in the last section. 28/09/2020, © As we got halfway down the field, the cows turned and ran towards us (we didn't have a dog or give them any reason to run at us). I had no choice but to try and negotiate my way towards them. And like many milestones, it comes with questions. You do not have to put your dog on a lead on public paths, as long as it is under close control. The four of us stood as one and held our sticks up and shouted to stay back. Your baby learning to walk is an exciting milestone—they are, literally, taking steps toward a whole new way of life as a toddler (and a whole new way of life for you, as a parent of a toddler!). Walked through a field of cows today, shortly before dusk (1630). England Lockdown 2: what’s different for climbers and walkers? Read more ». I have been chased --last summer and 2 years ago---a very scary experience indeed---once in the West Mendip Way near Priddy in Somerset and another time on the England Coastal Path--'The River Parrett trail'--------I was never worried in the past and would always walk thru cows but never again---I have to do some beautiful walks in the winter months when the cows are tucked up in their barns---I had 2 narrow escapes--extremely scary. 3 years ago my husband and I were nearly killed by cattle whilst on a public footpath, I now treat cattle with extreme caution - a small group of cattle - wary walkers have got together to start a webpage https://killercows.wordpress.com/. When cattle have "mobbed" me I just maintain the most direct course to the stile out of the field walking calmly. I was born on a farm and spent most of my early life playing in fields with cows around. People forget that a cow can seriously injure you in play or affection as well as in a deliberate attack.”, Nadja Adolf, Newark, Ca And Wellington, Nv, “Yesterday, we received a bit of attitude from a dozen young cows in a nearby field. By keeping ahead of their health needs and providing adequate nutrition and dry pasture on which to live and graze, your beef cattle can stay healthy, happy and productive for many seasons to come. Walkers are also warned about getting between suckling cows and their calves, but warnings rarely mention the problem of people being pursued by "teenage" cattle. I now detour around fields with cows to be on the safe side. Chances are the cows will leave you alone once they establish that you pose no threat. It seems like a common problem that's getting worse judging by the comments here. Olle tells me that even cows become victims of the mountains, occasionally wandering off cliffs. With the herd closing around me, I went for the gap and ran. Photo: with permission from Simon Coldrick. He was crossing the field, which had around 20 cows in it, when he was rushed by a herd of cattle, thrown in the air by a cow and trampled. We even had to stand there and debate what to do for approx 10 minuets until a calf moved off so we would not have go between it and it's mother. Similar to those mentioned above. I could see there were what I thought were cows across the field blocking the next stile. Halfway across they saw us and ran towards us. Once we saw a heard of cattle being transported from one field to another and that was scary they were very tall and as mesmerised as i was i was a little scared. Went for my first 'proper' walk on the north worcestershire path today and got surrounded by a herd of cows, I hadn't a clue what to do so ran and just about got over a fence. It just scared me. We're going to stick to disused railway lines, Woodland Trust woods, and quiet country roads from now on. It is clear from other readers comments that this has become a major issue amongst walkers.”, “Do you have prices to find another route around the field but if you stray off the path/right of way is this not Then trespassing ?”, “My boyfriend and I are in our early 20s and we regularly go for walks via public footpaths and come across cows. Walking and even stomping I could deal with. Simon said: "I didn't know whether to go around the cows or go through the middle. Eventually they were all in pursuit. Sorry, but your browser does not appear to be accepting our cookies. I watched for a few moments, screaming and shouting, then ran back into the field, grabbed my friend by the ankles as she was just dragged her out. I do a lot of rural walking and geocaching and it is fast becoming a way of getting an adrenaline fix! Not chancing it. From a herdsman that’s worked with 1000s of cattle and many breeds. times, There are a range of courses, lectures, workshops and training opportunities that the BMC organises to bring the best value possible to its members. It was terrifying. The whole experience was a nightmare , and although an unusual one, has made me very aware of my surroundings and to report any open gates with cattle as soon as possible.”, “It's interesting to note that a significant number of older farmers have been killed by crush injuries caused by their own cattle (look at the HSE workplace fatalities list). Cookies must be enabled for you to Log On successfully. to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and A. It has caused so many arguments on holiday as we love walking and I regularly refuse to finish a walk when encountering cows! Their instincts will say you are a wolf about to take one of the claves. Cows are not predators (Taken from Tim B's answer), they're not out to get you. This time they actually followed behind me as I jogged, I thought they were just being curious. Cows are curious animals, with or without calves, always take a walking stick with you, be confident, talk firmly to them and if they get too near stretch your arms and walking stick outwards to fill the maximum area (cows join up all the external points … The meat market is competitive and farming less lucrative than it used to me with a lot of demands for 'quality' and 'quantity' at the best price, the density of cows in fields rises, the hormones they pump into the cows while alive is beyond belief and the effects on the cows has not been considered - only thing considered is does it pump up the muscle mass'. Don't spook the cattle, respect that they are much much heavier than you and give them their space and they will let you have yours.”, “I do think farmers/councils need to consider alternative paths when bullocks occupy a public footpath. Needless to say, as we became parallel with the cows, about 6-10m from the gate, the cows stood up and just charged at us. Amazon’s Black Friday Sale Has Amazing Deals on Electronics — Here Are Our 40 Top Picks A headteacher has been killed by cows while walking his dogs in a field in the north east of England. So - if you are with a dog, avoid going through a field with cows at all. Alternatively if you do not wish to login you may post a comment anonymously. You should also talk to a close friend about what you’re experiencing, because it will make you feel less alone. This is so distressing to read, thank you Simon for sharing your story. 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