TRAFFIC was at a standstill as dozens of cows enjoyed a leisurely stroll on the A675 Belmont Road towards Bolton this morning.

A driver filmed the bizarre scene at 7am and said that there was no farmer in sight.

He said: “It was just down from San Marino on Belmont Road, just near the Bleachworks.

“The herd was unaccompanied, most cows were using the pavement with an odd one or two criss-crossing the road holding up traffic for a few minutes. It was quite funny.”

You can watch the footage on our website.