See one of the UK's most dramatic wildlife experiences
See fallow bucks and red deer stags prepare for battle
Let the experts guide you to the best spots
Enjoy a glass of sloe gin or hot chocolate, plus venison sausages
Experience one of the most dramatic events of the natural world - the mating rituals of fallow bucks - on a deer rut safari in rural Sussex. As autumn sets in, fallow bucks and red deer prepare for battle in the pursuit of supremacy and mating rights. Keep an ear out for the sound of clashing antlers in the surrounding woods, as a guide leads the group to 'lekking grounds' or mating arenas, where mature fallow bucks fight it out in an awesome show of machismo. Take in the wonder of nature while cruising around the woods and get a glimpse of 'parallel walking' where two bucks strut together, sizing each other up. To finish, enjoy a glass of sloe gin or a mug of hot chocolate with hot venison sausages surrounded by the splendour of Knepp Park.