'I don't mind, I'm a farmer's daughter,' says a runner.
'I'll not bring my son here, ' says a young woman with a dog.
'My wife is terrified of cattle,' says someone who likes to walk on Scout Scar.
Simply, there are those who can tough it out. And those who cannot. What are the public health implications of all this?
A recent statistic states that a large proportion of the population does not even walk for more than 10 minutes per month. It's vital that walking is easy, stress-free and enjoyable for all. Not solely for a farmer's daughter and her two friends who are confident in making their way right through the bullocks because she is with them.
' Come with us,' they say.
Thanks but I want the freedom to walk alone without feeling the need for an escort. Without its being an ordeal.
This morning I watch dog walkers arriving at the milestone and the stile, stopping in their tracks, and trying to judge whether they were safe to walk through the bullocks. Not an enjoyable experience.
This morning BBC radio 4 had a programme One to One: Nature Cure about the power of Nature to alleviate depression and a sense of despair. It's on how Nature can aid mental health.
So, beyond a Race Course of bullocks- Nature awaits. Out of reach- for the moment.