For those of you wondering why I’m standing so far away from these “cows”, I suggest that you zoom in on the photo if possible…
This was taken in a valley near Beacon Hill on our latest adventure starting in Bosbury, Herefordshire.
If you look very closely, you’ll see that these aren’t cows at all..they’re BULLS..!!
Now, I know that they’re only young and that they might have just been curious but when they came stampeding towards us we decided, on balance, to leg it!
What isn’t obvious from the photo is that just moments before, we were standing in the field where the bulls now are, right by the waymarker post on the left.
It was fortunate that Mrs Hill spotted the stile in the foreground of the photo and as we sprinted down the hill towards it, I took the decision that as it looked a little bit rickety, I should be the hero and go over it first in order to make certain that it was safe……….
Mrs Hill was very impressed with my bravery…
From the safety of the other side we were able to scare the bulls off ( as can be seen from the photo )…
Undeterred, but now more than a little off piste, we continued..
This is typical Herefordshire countryside, rolling hills covered with apple trees and hops…beer and cider!
You might not think it but, we desperately need rain!!
Get ready for the hosepipe ban….
Back on track now on the “buttercup trail”..
Our walk should have been around 11 miles but due to various circumstances beyond our control ( bulls and a lack of signposts ), we actually covered about 12 – 13 miles.
Mrs Hill kept saying “you’ve got us lost again”, but I actually dispute that.
To me, being “lost” means that you have no idea at all where you are.
At no time was that our situation…
I always knew where we were….we were just in the wrong place …!
Men will understand the subtle difference…..
I was tracking our walk on my phone using an app called “Runkeeper”, but my phone went flat at around the 4 hour mark which also lost all the photo’s that I’d taken through the app.
A lesson learnt………