Boarstall Duck Decoy is surrounded by ancient woodland with a circular walk. The route takes approximately an hour, and stout footwear is recommended.
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.
The home pipe is one of three pipes that can be seen at the duck decoy. These netted channels are a 17th-century invention for catching wildfowl.
Our surrounding woodland makes a great outdoor playground. There is plenty to discover, acres to explore, and a special section set aside for you to build your very own dens.
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.
Less than a five-minute drive from the Decoy is Boarstall Tower, a 14th-century moated gatehouse built by John de Haudlo and once part of a fortified manor house.