I remember walking passed Holme Park Farm (assuming itís the one just west of the M6). I was attacked by a loose dog. The owner was ďat homeĒ but made no attempt to control the mutt. I had to fight it off with my walking pole, but eventually escaped unscathed.

I got the distinct impression that the owners were anti-walker, with paths in the vicinity only grudgingly complying with the law. Perhaps the acknowledgement of othersí rights and the acceptance of responsibilities is a two way process.