Sharing space with our livestock

Two horned cattle graze in the parkland

Cattle are naturally inquisitive animals, so if possible walk around the herd. Try to avoid getting between the herd, especially cows and their calves.

To keep you safe in the fields which they graze, please follow this advice:

Do

Stop, look and listen on entering a field. Every field with livestock in at Wimpole will have
a sign on the gates making you aware if there are cattle and sheep in that field.

If possible walk around the herd. Try to avoid getting between the herd, especially cows
and their calves. If cattle react to your presence, move quietly and calmly away from them.

Keep your dog close, on a short lead, and under effective control in any field with livestock in.

Remember to close gates behind you when walking through fields containing
livestock. Keep us informed of any problems you experience.

Don’t

Don’t hang onto your dog if you feel threatened by cattle - let it go as the cattle are
more likely to chase the dog and not you.

Don’t put yourself at risk by walking close to cattle.

Don’t panic or run – most cattle will stop before they reach you; if they follow just walk
away quietly..

Sheep and Lambs

You may see new-born lambs in the parkland so please give them plenty of space. Do
not pick up the lambs, even if they are on their own. Often a ewe will leave them whilst
she grazes and we check the stock regularly each day to monitor any problems.
If you are concerned about the welfare of any of our animals, the best thing to do is to
let us know at the Hardwicke Gate, car park entrance.