Hi, do people think using a walking pole is likely to scare a group of cows and make them take undue interest in you, or is the opposite true and having the pole will protect you from any unwanted attention? Had an encounter with the cows this week on the Gritstone Trail in Cheshire, ie a recognised distance footpath. Wasn't hot, no sign of calves, didn't have a dog, tried to walk well round them, so no apparent 'risk factors' existed, yet they still started walking alongside me, before then starting into a run, but fortunately only once I was ...
- 05 May 2016 13:51 | saxonm
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