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Notice: Boarstall Duck Decoy is now closed for 2013, and will reopen on the 15th of March. To stay up to date during this time find us on Facebook or Twitter: www.facebook.com/BoarstallDuckDecoyNT www.twitter.com/BoarstallDecoy
A rare survival of a 17th-century duck decoy
The Boarstall Duck Decoy provides a fascinating insight into a rare aspect of British rural life. Once a common sight on rural estates, this 16th-century invention for catching waterfowl slowly disappeared. Today, there are only a handful remaining.
The decoy at Boarstall is surrounded by beautiful woodland, with an array of spring flowers including a large display of bluebells. There is an abundance of bird life, with many nesting and feeding sites. The wood is also home to several species of bat.
New for 2014 - Dog walking
We are pleased to announce that in 2014 you will be able to walk your dog at Boarstall Duck Decoy.
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the woods as your dog has a good sniff around the beautiful woodland. Please help us and the wildlife in the wood by keeping your dog on a lead and picking up after it.