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Sunday, 8 October 2017

The SWC Annual Rutting Walk!!

SWC Walk 188 - Richmond Circular

Length 12km (7.5m); toughness 1/10

Trains: Meet in the concourse of Richmond Tube/Rail station (Zone 4) at 10.45am to start walking at 11am.

Yes, its that time of year again - the SWC rut -- or more accurately the opportunity to watch the red and fallow deer stags in Richmond Park compete for hinds. Watch the roaring, barking and clashing of antlers as they fight off rivals and try to attract as many females as possible.

Safety notice: Deer are wild animals and their space must be respected. Always keep a minimum of 50 metres away and use a long lens if taking photographs. See here for more important information.

Full walk instructions and further information about the walk can be found here


1 comment:

Sandy said...

10 of us gathered at Richmond station, others materialised at various points and joined us if only briefly, so say about n=12 in total on a day of w=sunny-intervals. We were a bit disappointed by the lack of rutting although we did see a few deer later in the walk after the Pen Ponds and a latecomer saw more stag action. Those who had a late lunch at Pembroke Lodge seemed very satisfied. An interesting walk, good value for 3 and a bit hours.