Cattle are naturally protective towards their young and can attack both people and dogs.
Keep to the right of way where possible, however do your best to avoid walking through herds of cattle and livestock. Farm animals can behave unpredictably if you get too close, especially if they’re with their young – so give them plenty of space.
By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife. You must keep your dog on a short lead in the lambing season (March - July) and at all times near farm animals. Farmers are entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals.
Dog mess can be the source of infections – so always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly.
Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is a living landscape where people earn their living. Help land managers by following these principles.