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Woburn Abbey Deer Park, Bedfordshire 9 miles


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General information

A circular 9.1 mile walk from the historic village of Woburn through the Woburn Abbey Deer Park and surrounding villages of Eversholt and Ridgmont. There is a total of nine species of deer found on the estate from the famous Pére David's Deer, Sika, Axis and Barasingha, as well as the rare and shy Rusa Deer. You may also see small Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer roaming, around.

*** This is the during rutting season ***

Deer are wild animals and those that live in parks are no exceptions. Unlike truly wild deer, which will avoid humans wherever possible, park deer are used to human presence and will tolerate it, so it may be tempting to get too close in search of a photograph or a special encounter. Suggest to bring binoculars.

Rutting stags, in particular, are often pumped up with testosterone. Respect nature and watch these magnificent mammals by staying on designated paths. Park Rangers are always monitoring humans for safety.

Lunch stop will be in the church remains in Ridgmont.

A majority of walk is on the the Greensand Ridge.

Min Elevation: 97 m; Max Elevation: 143 m; Total Ascent: 159 m

Guarantees: deer, raptors and possibility of some muddy areas.

Bring packed lunch, plenty of water, something to sit on, face covering and hand sanitiser.

Wear sturdy boots.  Bring wind-proofs.

Optional pub stop at the end of the route is yet to be determined and would depend on the local  restrictions.

If you intend to join this walk, please mark your attendance using the "join event" button below and keep this up-to-date.  We shall use this list as the basis of our NHS track & trace record-keeping.

Terrain / Difficulty

A leisurely walk for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

Approximate Distance

9 miles

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