Visiting Boarstall Duck Decoy: What to expect during your visit

We look forward to welcoming you to Boarstall Duck Decoy. For visits either bring your membership cards with you or you can buy a day ticket - please note we only take cash. Carry on reading below for more information on visiting.

Getting here


Boarstall Duck Decoy can be found 2 miles west of Brill, in the village of Boarstall. You’ll spot brown tourist signs directing you to the Duck Decoy, and when you are on the Brill Road, look out for the entrance to the Duck Decoy. It is a turning just off the road, and through a farm, keep following the National Trust signs through the farm and onto the track. At the end of the track, you’ll find our car park on your right hand side.

Parking is to the right as you arrive in our car park field
A grass field for parking at the duck decoy
Parking is to the right as you arrive in our car park field

Perfect for a picnic


While we have no café or refreshment facilities at Boarstall Duck Decoy, it is the perfect place for a picnic. Just as you arrive you’ll find the perfect spot to lay down your picnic blanket, or you can make use of one of our picnic benches, made from wood local to Boarstall by our volunteer team. We ask that you follow the countryside code and take your litter home with you.

Pause on a picnic table to soak up this tranquil place
A bridge over the stream at Boarstall Duck Decoy, with picnic tables in the background
Pause on a picnic table to soak up this tranquil place

Dogs


We welcome dogs at the decoy, so bring your four-legged friend along too. We have a dog bin in our car park, and a water bowl just by our welcome building. We ask that dogs are on leads at all times so everyone can enjoy their visit to the duck decoy. 

Facilities


Please note we have recently re-opened our toilet facilities. We don't have baby change facilities or accessible toilets, but you'll find a gents and ladies loo in the hall when you arrive.

Exploring the decoy


You’ll find a map of the decoy when you arrive with some information on about this beautiful woodland. The paths are woodchip, so we advise some good footwear as it may be muddy in patches.

When you arrive you'll spot a map of the decoy for you to find your way
A map of the duck decoy to help visitors find their way
When you arrive you'll spot a map of the decoy for you to find your way

Visit our page ‘things to see and do’ for a full look at things you can do on your visit to the decoy. 

Purple and blue bell shaped bluebells far and wide in the woodland at Boarstall Duck Deocy

Things to see and do at Boarstall Duck Decoy

Enjoy exploring the woodland and learn about rural life in times past. From building dens to strolling the undercover of ancient trees to spotting the resident wildlife, you'll find lots to see and do on a visit to Boarstall Duck Decoy.