Daryll will be leading two 'Rutting Walks' this month, one on Saturday 15th and one the following Monday 17th October.
At this time of year the hills and glens of North Harris ring with the tortured moans and roars of testosterone drenched stags. They are driven to mate, which means rounding up as many hinds as they can, and competing with each other; posturing and reeking of musk they bedeck their antlers with moss and challenge one another. Whilst they are locked in combat the hinds sneak around behind their backs apparently showing no loyalty whatsoever.
Six people may book onto each walk and be guided to wonderful remote locations in the Harris hills to witness this spectacle from a safe and respectful distance. The experience will last approximately 4 hours, meeting at 11am. We will decide locations a couple of days before hand but walks are likely to start from a meeting point along the B887 (the Huisinis road) in North Harris.
You will need walking boots and warm clothing, full waterproofs, lunch and a flask. Bring binoculars if you have them. If not you can borrow or share ours.