£15 – £20

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Breakfast Rut Strut

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RSPB Haweswater

Naddle Farm

Burn Banks, Bampton

Penrith

CA10 2RP

United Kingdom

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What better way to start the day than by enjoying one of autumn’s most incredible acoustic spectacles in the dramatic landscape of Haweswater.

We invite you to discover the unforgettable seasonal phenomenon of bellowing stags on our new RSPB guided Red Deer Rut Struts in Riggindale, Haweswater.

This seasonal behaviour is an infamous aspect of Red Deer courtship, or ‘rut’, and is a joy to watch and hear. Once we reach the viewing point of Riggindale, you will be able to enjoy the elaborate display with a delicious sweet pastry.

After watching the dramatic battle of Red Deer love and war, we will make our way back to Mardale Head car park, spotting wildlife as we walk.

You are welcome to bring your own scopes or binoculars, however there will also be the option to borrow this equipment.


Adult Tickets: £20

Adult Tickets (RSPB Members): £16

Under 18's: £15

Please be aware that this event includes a 1.5 mile walk. The walk up will be in low light, however torches will be provided. Suitable for ages 14 and above.


FAQ's


Where is the meeting place?

The meeting place is the Haweswater car park at Mardale Head, CA10 9RP, at the southern end of the Haweswater Reservoir. Drive all the way along the reservoir until you reach the car park, where your RSPB Guide will be waiting to welcome you. Car parking is free.


Are dogs allowed on this event?

Sorry, dogs are not allowed on our Rut Strut events.


What should I bring with me?

You are not required to bring anything with you, however we recommend you bring a pair of binoculars and a camera to capture the moment. You should wear comfortable walking shoes, or boots preferably, and warm layers, as well as a waterproof.

Do you have any similar events?

If you're not an early bird, why not take a look at our Twilight Rut Struts instead?


Who can I contact about this event?

If you have any questions about our Rut Strut events, please feel free to get in touch with Visitor Development Officer Heather Devey at haweswater@rspb.org.uk or on 01931 713376.


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RSPB Haweswater

Naddle Farm

Burn Banks, Bampton

Penrith

CA10 2RP

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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