Residents woke up to an entire herd of cows walking through their village this morning

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Residents woke up to an entire herd of cows walking through their village this morning

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East Allington residents were woken up by the sounds of mooing from a herd of cows walking past their houses this morning. 

An entire herd of cows was found to be walking through the village this morning after it was suspected a gate was left open. 

Sian Baynes took photos and video of the herd as they wandered past her house on Laburnum Way, before enjoying themselves in the ditch on the village green near the community shop. 

Cows in the village - Sian Baynes

She said: "It was a very eventful morning to say the least!

"Myself, Sharon Mercer, and Sarah and Dan Wills tried to get them out of the ditch and back along Laburnum way to get them up the road and into a field, but they wouldn't come out of the ditch.

"So I asked people to block every entrance and I went into the ditch and showed them out, we got them up to Lister Way and back onto the main road, this is when the farmers turned up to block the lane and Soapers so they would go straight into the field."

Check out the video of them running riot and having the time of their lives here:


Cows in the village - Lisa Denning

Sian's 12-year-old daughter Brooke Julian helped too.

Sian said: "My daughter came out to help herd them, she was in her element as her Nan lives on a cow farm, so she helps herd cows most weekends. As soon as I woke her and said there were cows outside that needed herding she was up and dressed and ready to help! 

"She stood behind them all, waving her arms, making sure that the ones who tried to turn back didn't.

"Most adults would be afraid to herd 50+ cows, let alone a 12-year-old girl!"

Cows in the village - Lisa Denning

She added: "I can only assume a gate was left open as there is no other way for them to get out!"

The whole situation lasted about half an hour to 45 mins but eventually all the cows were returned to the field and calm returned to East Allington. 

Please remember to always leave gates as you find them and only use marked footpaths and bridleways. 

We have been unable to contact the farmer who owned the cows, if they want to get in touch they can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or WhatsApp 07904 048997. 



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