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  • 8 Miles
  • Thu 21st October
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 7 Glenridding Bridge, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0PZ, UK
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Nicola Sproson

Walk Description:

See, Hear and Feel the energy of the famous Martindale Red deer and amazing belking sound of the rut... as the males battle it out for their hierachy... listen from above as we circumnagivate the head up from Howtown into Martindale and up onto Bedafell ridgeline, it's the most extra-ordinary sounds which echoes around the valleys of Martindale & Boredale far below - Please bring a packed lunch and hot brew to have up on the fell during the walk and plenty of snacks.

We will catch the first Ullswater Steamer at 9:45 from Glenridding.  if the steamers are off due to wind, we will walk a similar route but a bit different! The steamer fair will be due on arrival in cash.  We will write to you with the cost (around £7) a few days before the trip, as we have to book the steamers on line in advnace at the mo.  If the steamers are 'off' we may change the route to head up onto The Nab... its all very flexible accoding to weather!

Our estimated finish time is extreemly flexible according to weather and participant ability and speed.  This is not a speedy walk, and requires lots of lovely warm clothing and cgloves as we stand and listen and look through binoculars - scouting the bracken for the deer.  Once you see 1, then you will see hundreds, and it is guaranteed... they are always there!

Please call Nic on 07976 949488 if you are unsure if your capabilties are satisfactory for this mountain walk and our Lakeland terrain in the fells here (see below notes).

You could also tie our walk into our Fastrack to Nordic Walking for the fells on Monday 18th October 11am-2pm.

Our other Red Deer Rutting walk is on Tuesday 19th October, an early morning walk as the light comes up and the deer are in full voice!  So why not combine the 2 walks and turn your visit into a mini break? We can suggest great accomodation options where you will be looked after well, just message if you would liek some ideas of the best B&B's, Hotels, Hostels to book! 

Some technical ground will be covered so all terrain shoes with a good trail grip are essential.  Please also bring waterproofs with you, even on a good day, these will act as your emergency layer.  We will get a good speed up to do this loop in the allotted time so make sure you come with a water bottle & high energy snack, and a pack to take some layers off as we head off!  PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR FITNESS LEVEL OR ABILITY TO WALK ON THE TRICKY LAKELAND TERRAIN AS I'M HAPPY TO HAVE A CHAT ABOUT THIS. You will not be allowed to walk with our group if you do not have the right kit with you and suitable sustenance/drinks/food! Sorry to sound so strict, but we are out with you guys in the fells often with no road close by, so important you come equipped.  Our leaders will always have a first aid kit & emergency kit but you must be able to carry your own rucksack for the duration of the walk.

Please be aware that we may accept some dogs on our walks, who we know very well & we know are very well behaved.  If you find it difficult to be around dogs, or would prefer no dogs were on your walk - PLEASE feel free to let me know as the dog owners are more than happy to leave them at home!

Lastly, I may snap a few shots during our walk, PLEASE let me know if you would prefer not to be on social media or your pic used for advertising Nics Nordic Walks.  I totally understand that some folk would prefer to keep their mountain adventures as an escape from the outside world, but unless you let me know, then your image may be used.  By not telling me you have given permission for me to use your photograph for advertising purposes.  The National Trust and the Forestry Commission may also use your pic to advertise Nordic Walking on their sites.

Thank you.......