Yesterday afternoon Jill and I set off to walk the three miles to Knypersley reservoir, the feeder for the Trent and Mersey canal. Apparently the setting is very attractive...apparently because a herd of bullocks stopped the excursion. Neither Jill or myself are phased by cattle and were quite prepared to 'shoo' them away and make progress but when a herd of 50 plus starts to move in it is time to move out so to speak.... We abandoned the walk and the dogs found this stream to play in for a while.
I was hoping that with someone as high profile as David Blunket being injured by cows when he was walking a public right of way recently we might see some legislation to protect walkers. A simple electric fence would do the trick; it's not really rocket science is it?