Drought conditions delay the return of cattle grazing in Wanstead Park

DSCF3300Quinny, Nina and Naru were the first cows to return to Wanstead Park in 2020. ©Geoff Wilkinson

Cattle grazing has not returned to Wanstead Park this year because of the drought conditions.

It follows an assessment by the City of London Corporation’s Grazing and Landscape Project Officer, who determined there simply wasn’t sufficient vegetation to support the cows. The situation is to be monitored in the coming months, and if sufficient moisture enables vegetation growth in the autumn, the cows will return later in the year.

English longhorn cows first returned to the park in 2020.