roar stag standing in the mist

The Roar

Experience a day tracking and observing the wild deer of the Lake District National Park

The roar of a rutting red deer stag is unmistakable and iconic on the fells of Cumbria. We will spend the day tracking and sneaking in on the group, hopefully sighting the stags and hinds as they begin the breeding cycle. With the clash of antlers and territorial roaring and charging the mountain feels electric!

An ideal day for any budding wildlife photographer. The fells will provide some amazing vistas and always hosts some fascinating macro photography opportunities. Oh and the deer might give us a smile as well. Photography has never been so down and dirty! 

We will start the day in the picturesque village of Hartsop. From here we will begin our journey by ascending the track to Hayeswater reservoir where we can enjoy a short break and using our binoculars begin “glassing” for deer. 

From here we climb to the summit of The Knott (739m) and then onto Angle Tarn. Angle Tarn is surrounded by pikes and crags and is a real hot spot in the Cumbrian fells for spotting groups of red deer. 

Upon reaching Boredale Hause we will begin our descent. Even though we are heading home the hunt is never over, we must remain observant while moving through the woods. The deer here are rather sneaky and highly mobile. With tired legs and muddy knees we will arrive back to our cars. 

An opportunity not to be missed and one you will remember forever.

Come prepared to sit, crawl, and wait for long periods. Stalking is never straight forward!

! Only available late September through to early November.

This experience is offered on a private booking basis for you and your group, giving you flexibility to choose the date that works best for you. A minimum of two adults are required for each booking.

This full day experience runs from 09:00 – 16:00 approx.

location/meeting point

We will meet at the car park located in Hartsop village, located at the end of the village lane. 
Postcode: CA11 0NY (closest available)
Lat/Long: 54°30’31.6″N 2°54’45.0″W
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Please see the single day kit list page for necessary equipment.


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