Wild deer herd
Knole is fortunate to be home to a 350-strong deer herd, maintained by Knole Estate, which visitors enjoy seeing in their natural habitat all year round. While these beautiful creatures can appear to be friendly, they are wild animals and best seen from a respectful distance.
They can move with great strength and speed and their behaviour can be unpredictable. Although it’s tempting to try to make contact with them, please help protect the wellbeing of these magnificent wild creatures by not feeding them as it is extremely dangerous to their health. They must not be touched, particularly the fawns as they may be abandoned by their mother as it doesn’t recognise their scent. Dogs must be kept under control and on leads at all times and be prevented from worrying or approaching the deer.