Introduced by the Normans in the 11th Century and naturalised throughout England the Dunham Massey herd have been managed for the past 300 years. Fortunately the emphasis has changed from being managed for “sport” to maintenance of a historic landscape.
The deer barn
Although refurbished and partly rebuilt the present structure appears to be 275 years old. Nowadays its largely used for feeding the deer during occasional periods of severe winter weather.
A young hind in a woodland clearing.
Fallow buck in his spotted, summer coat.
Green Woodpecker. Frequently heard close to the Deer Barn but extremely wary and difficult to approach.