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Killer Cows: Killer Cows
These aggressive animals were way more than ‘just curious’.
Three years ago, Mrs CW was quietly crossing a field with her dog on a lead. A cow first knocked her down from behind, and then subjected her to a terrifying trampling attack. Mrs CW sustained serious injuries – with multiple fractures – and spent time in intensive care, before starting to learn to walk again.
Being killed by an animal is the second highest cause of death in farming.
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