Farm animals

What to do in fields or open country with farm animals, including lambs or calves.

Responsible behaviour by the public

The Access Code says:

Access rights extend to fields with farm animals, but remember that some animals, particularly cows with calves but also horses, pigs and farmed deer, can react aggressively towards people. Before entering a field, check to see what alternatives there are. If you are in a field of farm animals, keep a safe distance and watch them carefully. If you have a dog with you, see the guidance on dogs.

Responsible behaviour by land managers

The Access Code says:

Keep animals known to be dangerous away from fields crossed by a core path or other well-used route. If this is not possible, tell the public and signpost a reasonable alternative route.

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