A herd of young heifers stampeded two walkers in a Dorset field yesterday afternoon (May 5).

Fortunately neither of the women were injured and they were lead to safety by the farmer.

The stampede took place in a field near Berry Knap, close to the Fleet.

The incident was reported to the police, who then called in the coastguard.

Wyke Regis Coastguard shared the details on Facebook: "The second tasking of the day came in just before 1600.

"We were tasked on the request of Weymouth & Portland Police.

"Two females were stampeded by some young heifers in a field near Berry Knap, close to the Fleet by Higher Barn, New Barn Farm.

"We were tasked because first reports placed the two uninjured females in a more precarious position having being chased towards the Fleet than they were.

"With assistance from the farmer, both were located and escorted to safety none the worse for their ordeal."

The coastguard was obviously relieved that the women were safe as they ended their post with a smile:

"Both casualties stated they had not moooooo'ved so fast in a long time."