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.

The secluded woodland and ancient trees in The Wilderness also provide a sanctuary for other wildlife. Standing and lying dead wood is left to decay, providing important habitat for various invertebrates, such as the stag beetle. Stag beetles develop as larvae in decaying stumps for up to 7 years before emerging as adults. Such undisturbed areas are therefore vitally important, not just for invertebrates but also provide a refuge for nesting birds, roosting bats, foxes, wood mice and many other animals.

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