Things to see and do at Boarstall Duck Decoy
Wander through the woodland, gain an insight into rural life in times gone by and celebrate the great outdoors. You'll find plenty to explore on a day out at Boarstall Duck Decoy.
Boarstall Duck Decoy is surrounded by ancient woodland with a circular walk. The route takes approximately an hour and stout footwear is recommended. Experience a sight to behold with bluebells carpeting the woodland in spring, warming breezes during the summer as the birds chatter and the crunch of leaves in autumn.
The woodland at the Duck Decoy was once part of the ancient royal hunting forest of Bernwood. Many of the oak trees date back to the last days of this hunting forest.
Pause for a moment along the woodland trail to take in the surroundings at Boarstall Duck Decoy.
Whilst you walk through the woodland, you'll find the bird hide on the lake. Take a moment to rest and watch the winged residents dart across the lake and bathe.
Enjoy nature's gift, discover bluebells in spring across Boarstall's woodland.
Volunteers make charcoal from the material found at Boarstall Duck Decoy. You can purchase bags from the visitor centre, all proceeds help us look after this special place.
The home pipe is one of three pipes that can be seen at the Duck Decoy. These netted channels are a seventeenth-century invention for catching wildfowl.
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the woods as your dog has a good sniff around the woodland. Please help the team at Boarstall and the wildlife in the wood by keeping your dog on a lead and picking up after it.
The surrounding woodland makes a great outdoor playground. Follow the trail to find to stepping logs, fallen trees to climb and a den building area where you can create your own adventure.