Deer

Red deer in the shelter of woodland

Need some help to discover deer at our special places? We've got it covered.

Look out for hoof prints in soft mud and, in October, keep your eyes peeled for ‘fallow rings’. These are circles of hoof prints, made by male deer during the rutting season. They are always found around tree stumps.

We also have some Japanese sika deer at Knole and fallow deer at Charlecote Park. One of our deer, in particular, is different to the rest. He made friends with a flock of sheep. Don’t believe us? See for yourself – we have evidence below.

Places where deer live:

  • Studley Royal, Yorkshire
  • Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
  • Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
  • Lyme Park, Cheshire
  • Holnicote Estate, Somerset
  • Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
  • Knole, Kent
  • Dunwich Heath, Suffolk
  • Hatfield Forest, Essex
  • Powis Castle, Wales