The Lake District has issued security recommendation for these strolling close to cattle.
Authorities there together with the Nationwide Farmers’ Union (NFU) have urged walkers to let their canines off leads if they’re charged at by cattle.
They’ve additionally set out what to do if you happen to mistakingly find yourself getting too near cows, particularly these defending their calves.
It comes following numerous incidents within the UK the place walkers have been badly injured or killed by cows.
Final month, Dave Clark, a trainer from North Yorkshire, turned the second member of the general public to be trampled to dying by cows this 12 months when he was strolling together with his canines in a discipline.
Earlier in June, an 82-year-old man was killed by cows in entrance of his spouse within the Yorkshire Dales.
Andrea Meanwell, the Lake District Nationwide Park Authority’s farming officer mentioned: “Cows with calves can be protecting of their younger so it is best to keep away from getting too shut. When you mistakenly do, then please don’t make a run for it, transfer away slowly. Don’t flip your again on the cattle and don’t make eye contact as they will discover this intimidating.”
“The countryside code advises that canines ought to at all times be underneath shut management round livestock however in case you are feeling threatened by cattle the recommendation is to drop the result in enable your canine to run away.”
NFU Cumbria County Chairman Ian Bowness mentioned: “Sadly, we’ve learnt of a number of incidents nationally prior to now month during which members of the general public have misplaced their lives. Our sympathies are with the households of these concerned.
“The countryside is a busy working setting, so we have to be sure that the thousands and thousands of people that go to yearly can proceed to take action safely and responsibly.
“The countryside code gives data to members of the general public about how they will keep secure and benefit from the countryside responsibly.
“This consists of protecting to public rights of method the place secure and acceptable to take action, at all times protecting a canine underneath efficient management and releasing your canine if feeling threatened by livestock.”
In keeping with the Well being and Security Government (HSE), between March 2000 and March 2020, 98 folks had been killed by cattle within the UK.