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Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

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Address: New Forest National Park | SO43 7GQ, Lyndhurst, New Forest, England
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There is a viewing platform for deer. Picturesque forest and national park...

There is a viewing platform for deer. Picturesque forest and national park for the family. Very picturesque and ponies wonder around. It was very busy Easter Weekend but still and enjoyable day out, getting back to nature.

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Excellent walking

Excellent walking to be had, saw deer inside and outside the fenced area. A variety of woodland types, something beautiful at every turn of the road. Free parking, toilet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent walking to be had, saw deer inside and outside the fenced area. A variety of woodland types, something beautiful at every turn of the road. Free parking, toilet facilities

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took some friends the New Forest who had never been. Lovely place to go for a walk in the forest. 3 colour coded walks. We followed the red walk but then carried on just to explore. We found ourselves by a fenced heathland. What amazed us the most was it was so peaceful! We turned around and picked up the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a road trip here to see what the fuss was about. We were in for a treat as there are 3 walks around Bolderwood - which are all colour coded. But what was more fascinating was the many deer that were around and and unsual looking trees.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited in December knowing there would be slim chance of seeing any deer, but we went anyway and had wonderful walk. We walked the marked trails for about an hour and spotted two deer and several ponies. The walk itself was so serene and lovely, and on a foggy morning the forest was really beautiful. Would highly recommend to... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great access to some mature parts of the forest, plenty of bird activity and fallow deer close to viewing platform.

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Thank E Paul R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful serene walk with golden leaves and a light shower, so refreshing, not many deer at this time of year, but a nice short walk!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Unfortunately we missed the deer feeding, so would recommend checking times before you visit, but the paths are wide and the walks are stunning. We went in Autumn and the colours were spectacular.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

There is a viewing point which overlooks a feeding area in the summer but only saw one lone deer in the distance on three occasions in November, I did however see several on the walks laid out with markers. Two up close and personal. The longer walk can be a little confusing so worth having a map. The scenery is... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

a very popular place during the holiday season.plenty of parking but soon fills up.nice country walks and a clean toilets usually an ice cream stand as well.picnic tables are very well used and busy. Great place to see the fallow deer,if you visit during the week when it is quieter, you can see much more than on a bank holiday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely area of the forest for walking. We didn't actually see any deer at the viewing area but got lucky and saw a pair in the woods. The trails are well signposted and there is plenty of information about the different types of deer you might see in the forest!

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