The Wilderness - Deer Park

The Wilderness – Deer Park

Greenwich is the oldest of London’s deer parks and has been home to Red and Fallow Deer since it was enclosed. Originally they wandered around the whole area but over time the deer were moved away from the more popular sections of the Park until they were confined to The Wilderness, by the Flower Garden in the south east of the Park. There are paths leading to special viewpoints from which you can enjoy watching the herd of 16 fallow deer and 14 red deer.

There has been a settlement on this site since Roman times, but Greenwich has always been strongly associated with royalty. Since the land was inherited by Henry V’s brother, generations of monarchs have taken this magnificient park to their hearts.

There is a large grassland enclosure, covering almost 13 acres which serves as a sanctuary for deer, foxes and birds.

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