Countryside walking

A Guide to Walking Near Livestock

One of the joys of walking in the countryside is being surrounded by wildlife. When walking in rural areas, we can both expect to see and enjoy seeing various animals, especially livestock. Cows, horses and sheep are all part of working country life, and although it’s a joy to be around such creatures, it can also be a little unnerving at times and there are certain things you need to know. It’s important to be mindful of livestock when out walking, but if you follow a few simple rules, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a meadow walk or a stroll amongst the livestock in peace. After all, we can all get on, man and beast!

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