Rut Watch

Deer Rutting

Sunday 16 October 2022 (between 11am and 4pm)

Wicklow is home to a large population of wild deer. They are particularly impressive in autumn when they ‘rut’. National Park staff shall have telescopes set up on the Spinc walking trail between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Anyone walking on this route is welcome to stop by, view the deer through the telescopes and discuss the deer and their ecology with our staff.

Location: The Spinc walking trail (white arrows), Glendalough. Participants are advised to visit to the Information Office (Upper Lake, Glendalough) to get directions to the telescopes before setting out.

Practicalities: The Spinc trail takes 3 hours. All are welcome, although the hike may be too long for young children. Please note, that participants will not be escorted on the hike. Hiking boots and rain gear are recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them. All dogs must be kept on leads. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Co.) has a €4 charge.

Booking: Booking is not necessary. For more information, please phone 0404 45656 (Monday to Friday) or 0404 45425 (weekends).