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Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

#2 of 16 things to do in Lyndhurst Features Animals
New Forest National Park | SO43 7GQ, Lyndhurst, New Forest, England
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Amazing !! Beautiful surroundings and lovely to see deers up close and still in the wild .feeding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liz L
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Great stop off if you are in the new forest.

We stopped off here on our tour of the New Forest,we were fortunate to see deer from the viewing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Forest National Park | SO43 7GQ, Lyndhurst, New Forest, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing !! Beautiful surroundings and lovely to see deers up close and still in the wild .feeding the deers is only certain times of the day but well worth the wait .my grandson is only young but loves his animals.

Thank Liz L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here on our tour of the New Forest,we were fortunate to see deer from the viewing platform. The platform is a short walk from the car park if you have people with walking difficulties with you. Definitely stop here if you are...More

Thank raquelSheffield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely short walk to see the wild deer. Stopped at the information area and read the information. On speaking with the gentleman in the information area, he is very knowledgeable and I learnt a great deal about the area and maintenance of the New...More

Thank Mart152015
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

As a local person in area ( why is it we always miss the hidden gems ???...?? Not far to come from home , most time you can park ok in car park if lucky you might even have ice cream van in summer. Just...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely afternoon walking through the woods, the kids loved it all the open space. The platform for seeing the deer was good and easy accessible. Such a beautiful spot well worth a visit.

Thank theresadsmith17
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We use the one mile loop fairly regularly. There are often holiday activities for children such as the gruffalo trail which keeps them interested when they tire of the deer or building bivowaks. There is easy parking, a picnic area and even stands to bring...More

Thank Natasha S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You will (most likely) see a lot of deer here, and they won't run away! That's about it! (apart from being free) However, parking at Bolderwood (barely a step away, and actually also the parking place for the sanctuary) there is a lovely green for...More

Thank hikeyrob
Reviewed 9 April 2017

You can normally rely on this spot to see a large herd of deer, led by an impressive stag and also a couple of unusual white deer. Mind you you're also as likely to see deer in the grounds of the Burley Manor hotel.

Thank HighlanderIV
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Probably not the time of year - as April, but we'd been in Aug 16 and returned with our children and we were raving about it, because had been so good. This time tho we arrived before feeding time and the viewing platform had a...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We turned up here not knowing what to expect. We were really fortunate to see a herd of deer grazing very close to the viewing platform. Apparently the afternoon is the best time to go if you want to see the deer. There are well...More

Thank NicolaLevett
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Nigel B
Hi What time do you open and close?
11 May 2017|
Response from Andy J | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's open all day the car park closes at dusk. But you can still park on the road
Are the walking routes suitable for wheel chairs
27 March 2017|
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Response from Amy D | Reviewed this property |
the first bit may have a few tree roots but the rest has clear bridleways (wide stone paths). the deer viewing platform is right by the car park
How much does it cost to enter?
16 October 2016|
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Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
It's free to enter and park and well worth a visit.