Autumn is the most wonderful time of year in Chillingham Park. The trees begin to turn and the Larch, Beech and Oak can form a riot of colour. The fungi sprout and the clear autumnal air provides for hi-definition views across to the Cheviots.
The cattle are in prime condition, having spent the summer laying down fat for the winter ahead. The bulls are looking very muscular and the calves are playfully making the most of the last of the good weather.
The Jays have already arrived and are working away on the acorns. They will soon be joined by other winter migrants, such as Fieldfares and Woodcock.
A highlight is always to start of the Fallow Deer rutting season. The bucks will soon return to the Park and begin their courtship. The bellowing of the bucks, combined with the noise of the bulls raises the hairs on the neck – a primeval noise in a medieval setting.