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Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

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Fantastic place ..

What an excellent place for a visit with the little ones. Is beautiful and peaceful. Highly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angela A
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What a wonderful sight if you are lucky enough to be at Bolderwood at feeding time. Best to try... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann D
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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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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Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire So43 7gq, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for family trips and we were blessed with good weather. Lot of places set up for having food breaks,`

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent place for a visit with the little ones. Is beautiful and peaceful. Highly recommended it

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful sight if you are lucky enough to be at Bolderwood at feeding time. Best to try find out approximately feeding times.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We visit Bolderwood and the car park white field moor every couple of months. The car park is free or suggested donation. There are toilets which are clean and a good amount of parking. There are many nice trails and walks. We find a stream...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Great place for children and adults choice of 3 types of walks short moderate and long and plenty of seating along the way you will see fallow deer and nature at its best as you are in the new forest there is also toilets here...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been here many times with our young children, they love the walks and spotting the deer. Can’t wait to BBQ here in the summer!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Newforestbunny
Reviewed January 1, 2019

A group of us visited the deer sanctuary twice recently - mid October for the rutting season and New Year's Day - and both times we were richly rewarded with plenty of good sightings of deer. The best sightings were not actually from the viewing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PVilly
Reviewed December 18, 2018

An invigorating walk down and Up Bolderwood Hill (there are 3 marked of varying difficulty) culminating in passing the Deer Sanctuary. Have completed this hike on many occasions and have been fortunate to have witnessed the deer on a few of the walks - but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Russ C
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The deer sanctuary, which has four varieties of deer, is just part of the things you can enjoy in this area. There is a large car park with toilets and a picnic area. There are three walks around the deer sanctuary, and an Arboritum. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rutti
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Our first visit to Bolderwood in 25 years... Excellent parking, (suggested donation), with a couple of nice, low-key volunteers-manned information buildings and toilets. Now, off for a brisk walk... We chose an easy, gravel track, winding through the forest, and 90mins later, had watched deer,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HappyWanderer2015
December 29, 2018|
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Response from robin180963 | Reviewed this property |
Like many of the forestry commission recreation sites the bolder wood is designed as an access for all site . The access to the deer platform is down a slope which is fine going down but not so easy to get back up. As long... More
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Shani W
June 6, 2018|
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Response from Caroline B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, it did appear to be in the middle of the forest, perhaps you can call the tourist board, they may be able to advise you.
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Emily L
March 25, 2018|
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Response from RichardFMBE | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is in the New Forest so there are many horses about, ridden horses can use the cycle paths and roadways, but not the footpaths. Most of the inner part of the deer sanctuary is on footpaths. Hope this helps.
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