Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

Walk & Event Reports

Sunday 6th October 2019

A/B Walk

Martindale Deer Rutt

Leader: Pete Rutland

Report & Photos by Pete Rutland

Deer rutt walk on Beda Fell, Angletarn Pikes.


Bad weather, what bad weather, we laugh in the face of weatherman. Eight of us set off from the church at Martindale.  We soon had the Beda Fell ridge behind us with a short coffee stop just before Beda Head. Binoculars at the ready there were plenty of deer on the far side of the valley that could be spotted. The Stags were in good form bellowing out and letting everyone know they were there. The rain kept off apart from some drizzle and we were soon on Angletarn Pikes and stopped for lunch.

Angletarn was a little murky in the hill mist and it was around to the path behind Heck Crag. From here on there were loads of deer to be seen which kept us entertained on the route down. Stags were standing about or following the hinds around in the

hope of an  afternoon bit of nookie. All the way down the valley there were groups of various numbers from about

20 to a dozen scattered across the valley.

The weather was kind for most of the day with some cloud moving about that made the views very interesting. A walk that turned out to be very good for all I hope. If it wasn’t the tea and cakes in Granny Dowbeckins will Im sure of made up for things. Thanks for to those who pitched up.