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Unfenced Livestock

Unfenced Livestock


Postby Robinf » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:13 am

Route description: River Spey and woodland walk, Boat of Garten

Date walked: 18/02/2018

Time taken: 2.25 hours

Distance: 9.75 km

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The middle third of the walk goes through unfenced farmland. Walked it today and had to put my dog on a lead for at least 45 minutes due to livestock, both sheep and cattle, on the route. It obviously isn't suitable for dogs and the presence of cattle raises a doubt as to whether this section of the walk is suitable for anyone.
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Re: Unfenced Livestock

Postby Scottk » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:59 am

It's not that unusual. You find common grazing in all parts of the U.K. I've even played golf and a herd of cattle were on the fairway. I think you just need to be aware and like you, keep dogs on a lead especially if there are young ones about. Farmers take sheep scaring seriously and cattle can be protective.
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