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Killer Cows: Killer Cows
When Irish farmer, Dominic Leonard, was crushed by one of his cows, he suffered serious head injuries. In a video he describes the attack, the aftermath of his injuries, and the effect it had on him and his family.
There is often a bad’un in a herd and she is a catalyst for the others.
I ended up on the ground, being trampled under the hooves of 10 or 15 cows.
Category Archives: 11 Somerset
Today I cross over the River Severn and walk into Wales. It will be an important milestone in my coastal trek. Continue reading
I walk through the industrial landscape of Avonmouth, disappear down a secret tunnel in the undergrowth, and emerge on Severn Beach in glowing sunlight. Continue reading
I walk down the River Avon, along the Severn Way. I pass a mysterious station, dodge roaring traffic, walk past decaying wharves, and come across some wonderful graffiti. Continue reading
I begin walking through the Avon Gorge and feel as if I’m walking in a tunnel. As yet I’ve had no view of the Clifton Bridge. Continue reading
The problem with walking along cycle paths is that they are usually very boring from a walking point of view. Continue reading
What a surprise to find Portisbury Marina looking so attractive. I knew the old power station had been demolished, but was expecting an industrial complex or a decaying wasteland. Continue reading
This isn’t exactly a wild coastal footpath – and I don’t know whether to be relieved at the prospect of an easy walk or disappointed by the tameness of the route. Continue reading
There are swans on the river, birds in the sky, and – if I block out the drone of traffic on the nearby M5 – I could be in the middle of nowhere. But in the next field, everything goes horribly wrong.
Why is it so difficult to walk to Clevedon? Motorways and rivers must be crossed. Footpaths let me down. I’m forced to abandon Plan A and Plan B.
Will Plan C succeed? Continue reading