A part of New Forest National Park; Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is a place where you can come face to face with Fallow Deer. It may be sometimes difficult to spot a deer at the New Forest and that is why the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is there to help. The sanctuary guarantees deer spotting in the months of April and September. That is when the herd is fed by the local keeper from the New Forest. The deer are accustomed to human presence and hence come by in large numbers when they know it’s feeding time.  The Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary can be used for picnics, as well as family days out and walks through the strikingly tall trees.

Things to do:

Deer Spotting:

While the main idea of the sanctuary is to watch the herd of deer; you are welcome to bring your cameras along with you to photograph the magnificent herd.


There is also a large picnic area amongst the tall trees, why not spend time as a family having a picnic nestled below the old trees.


Take walks down the graded walk trails amongst the tall trees of the sanctuary. There are three walks that take you through to the surrounding woodland. There are half mile, one mile and two-mile walking paths. All of the walks are quite easy going, meaning most walkers can undertake them. The trail passes through parts of Bolderwoods Ancient and Ornamental Woodland where you can see plenty of wildlife.

How to get there:

There are three different directions you can reach Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary from. Out of which the easiest is the A35 road from Lyndhurst.


Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Dr, Lyndhurst SO43, UK

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