The park during the First World War
During the First World War a small section of the park between Smithy Drive and Charcoal Drive was open to the public. The soldiers had access to the park and spending time outside was encouraged. Of course the fallow deer herd roamed the park then as they do now. The Stamford Hospital 'rules' ask patients to respect 'out of bounds' notices. These days our 'out of bounds' areas are deer sanctuaries, places to which the deer herd can retreat.
Deer diary - autumn
- The bucks are preparing for the rut - their necks have thickened and antlers regrown
- They are becoming territorial and showing an interest in the does
- Batchelor groups can been seen outside the hall
- Early visitors to the park may see younger bucks locking horns on the lawn.
- The herd will come together for the rut in October where the males will try to assert their dominance and attract the does as they come into season
Take a walk with us
- Join us to discover more about Dunham on one of our park walks
- We organise a daily park walk at 1.30pm
- Themed guided walks take place on the first Saturday of the month at 11am
- Keep an eye on the events listing for family walks in school holidays