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Cattle are dangerous

National Trust claims their cattle are not dangerous.

Says Chris Soans, National Trust

The herds of Koniks and Highland cattle as a rule do react differently to most farm stock, primarily in that they show no interest in people. Any one used to walking in the countryside will be familiar with the way cattle, particularly bullocks react to walkers following them through the fields out of curiosity.

Equally horses used to being feed can intimidate walkers by following them. Our herd do not display this behaviour, they have minimal human interaction and are not artificially fed, and therefore they do not see humans as providers and as a rule display indifference to people.

We feel it good practice to give general advice to users of routes but this is in accordance to general advice for anyone encountering livestock in the countryside.

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