Autumn and winter wildlife at Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley roe deer

We have about 150 acres of parkland for you to explore. Much of it is looked after by our tenant farmer, who owns all the sheep, but the land is also home to many species of wildlife. There are the usual foxes and rabbits, but plenty of other animals to see at this time of year.

Roe deer can sometimes be seen in what we call the “pylon field”, just beyond the woodland play area, and muntjac deer have been spotted occasionally. Muntjacs are not native to Britain, coming from south-east Asia, but escaped from the Woburn Abbey estate in about 1925, and have made themselves at home all over the country!

There are muntjac around
Muntjac deer

Redwings often arrive, sometimes in large flocks, in the autumn and spend the winter here. In the spring they will return to their breeding grounds in Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia. 

Redwings arrive in the autumn
Baddesley redwing

If you enjoy bird watching, don't forget to explore our bird screen. It's situated in a secluded spot in the woods. Ask the staff in reception for directions.

Even if you don't manage to spot some of our more exotic animal residents, you're almost certain to see one of our squirrels!

One of Baddesley's squirrels
Spot them hiding their nuts away

We'd love to see any pictures of the wildlife you've spotted - don't forget to share them on our social media channels!