at Ullswater 'Steamers'
Posted 28th January 2014
A popular Lake District tourist attraction has once again helped the RSPB to give nature a home by raising £600 for the nature conservation charity.
For a fifth successful year, Ullswater Steamers teamed up with the RSPB to hold a series of wildlife-themed cruises in 2013.
One of the most popular events, the Red Deer Rut Cruise, offers people the chance watch the rut, when stags compete for supremacy. Wildlife experts from the RSPB join participants for the cruise and share information about the wildlife and birds on the lake, before accompanying people to the head of Martindale Valley to witness the red deer up close.