Who we are
We are the COWS (Cows On Walkers Safety), a small group of walkers who have come together to raise awareness of the dangers posed by cattle. Some of us have been badly scared. Some of us have been badly injured. Some of us nearly died.
What we are not
We are not an official organisation. We have no funds and no political agenda. We do not represent farmers, lobbyists, or lawyers. We are not out to make money.
Why we are here
Our aim is to achieve greater safety for walkers on public rights of way in England and Wales by reducing the risk posed by cattle.
Our first task is to encourage people and organisations to take the risk seriously.
How are we doing this?
We are collecting information, research, statistics and personal stories, all in one place, to be used as a resource by walkers, by the media, and by anybody else interested in improving safety in our countryside.
- Statistics are important. Why? To help persuade the authorities that this problem is larger and more common than they realise.
- Stories are equally important. Why? To show that these events happen to ordinary people, people like you and me, who simply set out to enjoy the countryside.
How YOU can help.
We want to record the stories of people who have been scared or injured by cattle. Please, help us collect this information, and tell us your story, by taking a few minutes to fill in our reporting form.
If you want to join our COWS group and help with our work, please contact us via the contact form.