Cows and Country Near Prestbury

TreeLast month, my husband and I went for a weekend walk just outside of Prestbury near Queen’s Wood. This is just some of what we saw. Enjoy!

Tree and Shadow

Black Cow Up Close

Cotswold Plane

Red Bull

Red Bull Head

Purple Flowers

Dog and Walker

Tree Swing

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An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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164 Responses to Cows and Country Near Prestbury

  1. Vicky says:

    Love the cattle, especially the Highland Bull :-)

  2. Gunta says:

    Lovely, lovely… of course I love the tree choice again! There’s something about them hairy beasties that makes them look so cuddly.

    • The red bull had a bit of barbed wire stuck in his tail. I felt sorry for him and wanted to remove the wire. Then I thought, “Are you crazy?! That’s a bull!” I guess the ridiculously long horns weren’t enough of a clue. ;) But I still think they’re adorable. I’m glad you liked the photos.

  3. monilu says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  4. diabetes0tcm says:

    Those cattle so cool

  5. daniella says:

    those are cows?! I saw those here in Sweden and thought they were some sort of buffalo. haha silly! Anyway, great pictures

  6. Scott says:

    Beautiful–and the cattle remind me of aurochs (ancestors of domestic cattle)!

  7. mayandolphin says:

    I love the cows and couldnt help notice an Angel perhaps(!) in the 5th pic down! (Maybe more than one!)

  8. The ones with the horns scare me but I love how fluffy they are! Makes u want to cuddle them…..which I’m sure they won’t appreciate lol.

    • Funny, but I had the same thought about the cuddle. After all, they’re so cute, they must be cuddly. :) But then I came to my senses. The bulls did make me nervous, especially since they kept staring at us and following us as we crossed the field. But, in truth, I think they were just mildly curious. Good thing for us!

  9. Awesome photos! I particularly love the character of those very shaggy highland cattle… the way they have to sort of lift their chins up to see out from under all that hair gives them a simultaneously ridiculous and proud expression. :D

  10. Kat says:

    Love the crooked horn on the bull!

  11. millayt says:

    Very nice photos…I love cows…grew up on a farm…there is something so “bovine” about bovines! I like the dog too, and the scenery…just beautiful! Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  12. Wow, nice pictures you guys got here :)

  13. absolutely beautiful !

  14. I also captured some of these cows when we visited one of the Stave Churches in Norway. I’d never seen them before, so I was surprised to see such hairy cows: http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/stave-churches-in-norway-hedalen-stave-church/

  15. the grass is so green !

  16. Rhianna says:

    First, congratulation on Freshly Pressed. Secondly, gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing!

  17. wvfarm2u says:

    Your photos of the cattle gave me an idea to write about the various kinds of cattle in the world for my blog! Love your photos.

  18. lijiujiu says:

    Wow, how cute the Cows are. This is really a good work, have a great day!

  19. Beautifulllll. No word to Explain

  20. Darren Poke says:

    I’m a massive fan of those highland cattle. Great photos and congratulations on getting freshly pressed.

  21. Kayleigh says:

    Moo cows have always been one of my favourite animals! I was ‘awww-ing’ at all the pictures of them! hehe :)

  22. alexthecool3 says:

    Awwwww. I have never seen cows or bulls that are that cute!

  23. Great photos. Love the scenic beauty along with lovely animals. Thanks for sharing.

  24. sandraconner says:

    What a delightful post! I just popped over here after seeing it featured on “Freshly Pressed.” (Congratulations, by the way).

    I have always loved cows, and these are especially adorable. Thank you for sharing so many pictures. I also read your “About” page, and I agree that your photos show that you love taking pictures. That’s the way I am as well. Not a professional photographer, but since (along with writing and teaching) I do graphic art work for a publishing company, which includes book covers and greeting cards, I have started to think about almost every photo from the perspective of what a great cover it would make. But I still take them mainly because I love doing it.

    I also love stories about the Cotswold area. I am an ardent fan of Miss Read books. (Real name Dora Saint) Don’t know if your are familiar with her books or not, but they are delightful novels featuring two fictitious (but very real-life) Cotswold villages and the endearing people who inhabit them. Her stories are sort of an English version of “The Andy Griffith Show.” I understand that at the age of 90+ she still lives in that area of England.

    • Thanks so much! I’d never heard of Miss Read books, so I just popped over to Amazon and had a look. I’m intrigued, but she’s written a lot of books. Do you have a favorite or would you recommend a title as a good place to start? Thanks for sharing!

      • sandraconner says:

        She has written two biographical books and several children’s books, but those I have not read in their entirety. It’s her “Thrush Green” novels and her “Fairacre” novels that I have enjoyed so very much, and there is a very long list of those. I am sending you a link to a specific Wikipedia page that lists those two novel series in the order of their original publication. That way you will know which one came first, etc.

        It really doesn’t matter if you read them in chronological order, though, because she fills in any needed information enough that you don’t get confused if you read them in random order — which is the way I read them originally. But, now, I am a person who loves to re-read books multiple times when they are books I enjoy, so I have read them in several different orders. You may not enjoy reading that way, but these lists should be a help. This Wikipedia page also lists a couple of other books by her which do not fit those two series either. I think it would be the best information available right now.

        I loved all of the “Thrush Green” books, and I loved all the “Fairacre” books except 3: “Over the Gait, Emily Davis, & Mrs. Pringle” are the three that I just didn’t particularly enjoy the way I did the others. You may, however. All of the others are so enjoyable that I have probably read every one at least three times, and several of them even more. Call me weird, but I’m the same way about “Andy Griffith” shows. I have tapes of about 200 of his old TV programs, and I re-play them again and again. There’s just something about his programs — and Miss Read’s books — that lift you out of the stresses of the world that “is too much with us,” and set you apart for a while to rest.

        You might also check to see if there is a local library nearby. They will undoubtedly have many of her books, and you could check out how much you like them before you actually buy any. I hope you do enjoy them. I have a couple of friends who like them as much as I do, but a lot of people just don’t care to read the quiet, restful things anymore. If you do try them out, let me know.

        Also, I just discovered — since I commented on your site — that Dora Saint (Miss Read) passed away just this past month. It’s very sad for me, because for the past year, I have been trying to find a way to get in touch with her. After I began this blog and made some friends in England, they were even trying to help me, but I imagine she went to great lengths in the past couple of years to preserve her privacy. I don’t blame her.

      • sandraconner says:

        Ooops! Forgot to paste the link on the previous note. Here it is:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Read

      • Wow! Thank you for taking the time to share this information with me about the Miss Read books and the Wikipedia link. I will definitely check it out. I’m sorry to read that Ms. Saint passed away recently.

  25. Congrats on your lovely Freshly Pressed blog post! So fun!

  26. Beautiful pics remind me of my rural Iowa upbringing – except our cattle had a more ‘trimmed’ look with short hair and very short horns. Is Crestbury in the north part of England?
    Congrats on being FP!

  27. oh my word, their faces are too cute! I bet it was fun going through the photos.

    • Indeed, it was fun! :) At the photo-taking stage, I was a bit nervous, ready to run if needed. But it was worth it. I’m glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by.

  28. I want to go swinging in that swing! What a great spot. And congrats on being Freshly Pressed. :-)

  29. Sarah D. says:

    Love the shaggy cows! They’re one of my sharper memories from when I lived in England and traveled through Scotland many years ago. Your photos make me yearn to go back!

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  31. njr711 says:

    Oh my goodness! This may be the first time since elementary school that I’ve seen a picture of an animal breed that I’ve never seen before. It made me smile. Thank you for sharing these fuzzy beasts :)

  32. Bunny Maita says:

    so stinkin’ cute!

  33. Pit says:

    Lovely pictures. Looks like another region of England I need to visit.
    Best regards from southern Texas,
    Pit

  34. briancanever says:

    When my friends and I saw those cows in Scotland, we called them “scenester” cows. They are pretty much the hipsters of the cow world.

  35. ashaldaron says:

    The country is beautiful, and the cows are adorable.

  36. What an absolutely lovely post! What personality those shaggy ones have! Darling!
    Anne

  37. Gabriela says:

    Highland Bull? Yes!!!

  38. Rebekah says:

    Beautiful countryside. Cute dog. Poor cows can’t see! LOL!

  39. Wow! Wonderful photos! Cow’s always scared me for some odd reason…

    Katie
    http://katieraspberry.wordpress.com/

    • Thanks, Katie! The cows scared me, too, until I was on the other side of the fence with a little distance in between. Then they were just cute. I’m sorry cows scare you, but glad you stopped in for a peek anyway.

  40. I love the long haired highland cows, I think I even have a cow crush on them! hee hee! I would love to add some to my herd…

  41. 4myskin says:

    The cows are so cute! :D Thanks for sharing!

  42. I have never seen such hairy cows. They’re much cuter than the typical black and white cows you see. Great photos!

  43. This is the cutest animal in the world! I can only dream of one day traveling there!
    lovely post (:

  44. katiepede says:

    Highland Coo! xxxx

  45. jhonnyfec says:

    Que bonito lugar donde esta.

  46. Novelty says:

    Lovely & Lovely!!

  47. aparnanairphotography says:

    These cows are just so beautiful!! How adorable – how did you get so close to them?!

    • We didn’t have a choice if we wanted to get home. We had to cross the field where the cows live, so we moved slowly even when they moved towards us (but never too close…I think they were curious about us, too).

  48. The scenery is beautiful!

  49. Aww I absolutely LOVE your photos! I’m a HUGE fan of pastoral settings complete with green grass and grazing sheep and cows surrounded by the simplicity of nature.

    Nothing like good old-fashioned romance lol!

  50. triptracker says:

    So it seems Cows from any land are a fascination to all. I have posted a few times pictures of cows and everyone always seems fascinated by them. I love the long hair on this particular breed.

  51. ricobel says:

    They look so cute :-) Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. I love animals.

  52. Sarah D. says:

    Your dog is adorable, too. I don’t want him/her to feel left out of the cuteness appreciation, what with everyone cooing about the highland cattle!

  53. Love the cow with the two different horns! hee hee! He would look good in a rustic wooden frame.

  54. searchingforfernando says:

    This brings back nice memories of renting a car in 2000 and drivng through England.

  55. gabrielbarak says:

    Looks like a lovely day! Beautiful photos!

  56. robintheblog says:

    Never saw any cows like that. I guess stumbling upon a freshly-pressed blog like yours really broaden my knowledge :)

  57. KL says:

    I am such a fan of those shaggy cows….sigh… no shaggy cows here in Australia (that I know of anyway)

  58. harpersfarm says:

    Beautiful photos. I love the cows. Thank you for sharing!

  59. Alyssa says:

    I love the pictures, the cows looks really adorable but they’re more a bit different from the cows that we have here in terms of appearance.

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  60. Ha ha emo cows. Lol, thanks for sharing this, really nice pictures

  61. feniks19642010 says:

    Прекрасные фотографии. Удивительно красивая и гармоничная природа. А таких коров никогда в жизни, не видел. Если бы не описание, я не понял бы, что животные на фотографиях – коровы.

    Google Translate: The beautiful photography. Amazingly beautiful and harmonious nature. And these cows never in my life, never seen before. If not for the description, I would not understand that animals in the photographs – a cow.

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  63. dreamz infra says:

    awesome collection of pic’s…like it very much..

  64. Shivangi (: says:

    Cattle in India are not so hairy! P:
    However amazing pictures!

  65. The LensMaster says:

    Those are the cutest cows!!! Can I keep them as pets?

  66. The cows are so very different from the ones here! Still so very cute, they remind me of Cousin It! Fabulous photos, congrats on Freshly Pressed!

  67. Michele LMS says:

    Love the greenery and rustic scenes! Looks so peaceful and serene!

    http://arabianmusings.wordpress.com/

  68. We do not have those cute furry cows where I live, yet the landscapes are very similiar. Check out my blog and compare. Congrats on FP!

  69. kipie99 says:

    omg this is so adorable! are those pictures of your little cow ffarm? they are so fuzzy! congratz on being freshley pressed. could you and some others please check out my site i am just getting it started?

  70. Ammon says:

    I love these cows! They look so Emo.

  71. goldhit says:

    Yeah, finally I am on official member and can comment on your site. You are amazing both with your photography and also your writing. I thought you being “freshly pressed” had something to do with a play on words with “cider.” so…your Nav Sat Cider has been freshly pressed! sounds delicious.

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  73. Dounia says:

    Really great pictures and it looks like it was a beautiful day! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!

  74. Gorgeous cow photos. Hope you did not get trampled. That close up shot looks dangerous.

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  75. pnwauthor says:

    Were the cows/bulls friendly?

  76. Yatin says:

    Seems like you picked a nice day for an outing. Weather & cattle both cooperating for the snaps! :)

  77. Lynn says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  78. Jennifer says:

    How close could you get to those cute cows?

  79. I really NEED one of those cows. Maybe two… Can’t possibly see why hubby wouldn’t be in favor of that!

  80. Joe Labriola says:

    mmmmoooo

  81. deyssy says:

    Reblogged this on deyssy and commented:
    bienvenidos

  82. beautiful pics and adorable cows – They look like they need some cuddling :)

  83. The shaggy cows look like they belong in the Shire.

  84. Love these pictures! I borrowed a picture and have a link back to you regarding a post I did. I will take it down if you are unhappy that this was used by us!!!

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  86. Hello. Glad to see that someone else loves cows! Great pictures and congratulations on FP. I wander around the moors looking at those highland cattle, they are wondrous. I’ve just got some Traditional English Herefords for the first time, my blog is about them…(oh, and nature) please stop by, I think you might like my post Bull!

  87. leiah says:

    What a popular post! Those are some funny looking animals.

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