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Rum's Red Deer: Walks & Talks during 2018

16-04-2018

A summer walk to look for deer calves, and the usual October rut walks are running again this year:

Saturday 23rd June: Meet the Locals: A guided walk to Kilmory to learn about the Rum Deer Project and see the deer

Meet outside the Village Hall at 1pm, returning by around 8pm. There will be a short talk about the Deer Project and a chance to see the vast collection of skulls and antlers built up over the last 40+ years. Wear good boots – it’s a 16km (10 mile) round trip, on mostly dry but uneven surfaces. Bring a picnic supper, cameras, binoculars and midge repellent/jackets

£10 Adults / £5 Children *Booking essential*



Saturday 6th & Saturday 13th October 2018: The Rum Rut

Join the Ranger to see the red deer rut made famous by AutumnWatch. We’ll have a chance to see stags parallel walking, fighting and stealing hinds from other stags

We may also see golden and white-tailed eagles, hen harrier, wheatear, stonechat, twite, snipe and merlin

There will be a short talk about the work of the Rum Deer Project and a chance to see the vast collection of skulls and antlers built up over the last 40+ years

Meet outside the Village Hall at 9.15am(the Ranger will meet you at the pier at 8.50am if you are coming in on the Saturday morning boat), returning by around 5pm. Wear good boots – it’s a 16km (10 mile) round trip, on mostly dry but uneven surfaces

Bring a flask, packed lunch, cameras & binoculars

Cost: £15 Adults / £5 Children

*Places are limited to 12 for each walk, so booking is essential*

For booking and more details speak to the Ranger or contact her on ranger@isleofrum.com

Packed lunches and a meal after the walk can be booked in advance with Kim Taylor, email: isleofrumteashop@gmail.com for prices and details

**NO DOGS PLEASE**

Visit the Deer Project website at

http://rumdeer.biology.ed.ac.uk/

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