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Rutting stags
Glen Garry © Ian MacLeod

Red deer rut safari

From £33 per adult

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September — October

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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

Self drive guided tours

For those who would feel more comfortable with the additional social distancing provided by travelling in your own vehicle you can do this without missing out on the tour commentary. You simply tune your car radio to the same frequency as my radio mike and the commentary will be transmitted through your in car sound system. No need to book separately and the price is the same Just drop me an e-mail at ian@wildwest.scot to let me know you would like to take up this option and I will give you the frequency to tune to. It's as easy as that.


Contact details

Wild West
9 Mackay Crescent
Fort William
Inverness-shire
Scotland
PH34 4EA
Starting
Fort William & Lochaber
Length
½
Day
Transport
Driver guide Minibus
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English
Themes
Landscapes Photography Wildlife

Tour prices

From

  • £33 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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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