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Rutting stags

© Ian MacLeod

Glen Garry

Red deer rut safari

Join wild West to see Scotland's greatest Wildlife spectacle, the red deer rut

From late September until the end of October one of the highlights of the wildlife calendar, the red deer rut takes place. During this period the stags compete to mate with groups of hinds in a testosterone charged spectacle. The sound of roaring stags fills the glen and you may be lucky enough to see a pair of stags lock antlers in a duel.

Trips normally leave from Banavie locks car park Fort William at 07.30 but other meeting points can be arranged to suit.

To protect both clients and myself in the current circumstances, all Wild West trips are offered on a private basis to parties of up to six people travelling together. For more information on how Wild West are looking after clients please go to my about page

Cost: £275.00 for up to eight people in a private party

Price on Request

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

September — October

Contact details

Wild West

9 Mackay Crescent
Fort William
PH34 4EA

Tour information


  • Fort William & Lochaber


½ Day


  • Driver guide
  • Minibus


  • Private


  • English


  • Landscapes
  • Photography
  • Wildlife

Covid 19 Facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking possible
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
Wild West

Tour company information

Wild West

Wild West offer a selection of wildlife safaris, scenic tours and photography tours in the west of Scotland. Based in Fort William safaris and tours can cover locations such as Ardnamurchan, Glencoe, Glen Nevis and the islands of Mull and Skye. On wildlife safaris we will be looking for red deer, otters, eagle, red squirrels and seals amongst other species. Join us in October to see the red deer rut. Binoculars and spotting scopes are provided for guest use. Your guide Ian MacLeod is an experienced photographer who will be happy to help you get the best from our camera.

Opening times

Trips normally run between 09.00 and 17.30 daily with evening trips on demand. Tours are available all year. Throughout the winter months, November to March these are by arrangement on a private basis

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