And this is what was waiting round the corner at the top of Hall Dale; Belted Galloway calves. Aren't they absolutely gorgeous?!
Cows are curious, but naturally timid. If you run, they may chase, but shout and wave your arms around and it is they who will retreat.
(This one courtesy of Sacristan)
Which is why it was all the more surprising when the mother decided to investigate up close; having a good old lick at my hand (probably 'pleasantly' salty from sweating up Bunster Hill) and generally acting rather like an over-sized pet. But goodness, that tongue was rough! It was a bit like being washed with wet sandpaper.
(This one courtesy of Sacristan too)
She really seemed to enjoy being scratched between the ears!