Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Type:Outdoor

Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Drive, Grid ref: SU242086, Hampshire, SO43 7GQ
People gathering at Bolderwood in the New Forest

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About

Bolderwood is situated in the heart of the New Forest along the Ornamental Drive. Here you have a car park which is free of charge (although there is donation box) where you can park your car and go off and experience some of the great sites the New Forest has to offer.

Bolderwood is one of the best places to see the deer as there is a purpose built platform which overlooks a large meadow. The platform is just a short walk from the car park. This is a great place if you're looking to get some great photo opportunities of the natural surroundings of the New Forest as well as the wildlife that surrounds the area. There is also information panels giving you more information about the deer found in the New Forest.

The deer get fed daily between the months of April and September and it is here that you will find herds of fallow deer regularly gathering around as they wait for a Forestry England Ranger to come and feed them. If you are lucky and time it right you can watch them being fed from the viewing platform. The feeding takes place anytime (when a ranger is free) between 12.30 and 2.30pm.

As well as the deer viewing platform; there is also a large grassy area by the car park perfect for games like rounders, cricket and football. There are toilet facilities available at Bolderwood.

Fancy a walk?

There are three circular signposted walks which are also suitable for wheelchair and buggy users as each of them consist of a compact gravel track similar to those used for the off road cycle network tracks. Each walk begins from the car park and consists of a 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 2 miles distance. Each walk will go through Bolderwood's Ancient and Ornamental Woodland the trees that you will see on your walk will consist of some of the tallest trees within the New Forest with the Douglas fir and Redwoods present and also some native beech and oak trees too.

Check out 3 fantastic walking routes from Bolderwood Car Park on our Walking Routes page.

There are also cycling trails around Bolderwood too, so it's a great place to bring your bikes!

Dogs are welcome at Bolderwood.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

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