I had the sun at my back and a breeze blowing my scent away from this herd of red deer but they still took flight as I attempted to get a little closer. There are over 50 animals (mostly hinds as far as I could see) in this picture and more out of view. They took themselves off to the north west where I saw them later crossing Sleddale Beck. I descended into Widepot so as not to disturb them any further. I think the deer herd that roams these eastern fells of Lakeland may be the largest herd in England but please don't take this as undisputed fact.
Uploaded to Geograph by Karl and Ali on 18 March 2012
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