Wentworth Castle Deer Parkland


Last weekend, my wife and I spent a relaxing afternoon at Wentworth Castle and its surrounding parkland. The place is huge, with lots of gardens and plenty of sights to look at.

But amongst the many things to see and do there, (http://www.wentworthcastle.org/whats-on-at-wentworth-castle/) watching deer, specially red deer, was the most appealing to me.

I wasn’t lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Red Deer in rut, but I did hear them bellowing in the distance hidden in the woods. Besides, I suppose it was still a bit early for the rut. In any case, I was quite happy to see fallow deer frolicking about the parkland and they were pretty good subjects to photograph.

Great antlers of a fallow deer buck.

Great antlers of a fallow deer buck.

A buck having a rest.

A buck having a rest.

Fallow deer buck under a tree.

Fallow deer buck under a tree.

Deer in the parkland.

Deer in the parkland.

Built between 1742 and 1746 and recently restored, the Rotunda is said to be based on the Temple of Vesta in Rome.

Built between 1742 and 1746 and recently restored, the Rotunda is said to be based on the Temple of Vesta in Rome. (http://www.wentworthcastle.org/parkland-map/)

Red deer hind on the lookout.

Red deer hind on the lookout.

A couple of fallow deer does looking in my direction.

A couple of fallow deer does looking in my direction.

Entrance to Wentworth gardens.

Entrance to Wentworth gardens.

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