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6 places to spot deer in Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 11:34 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:51 09 January 2018

Deer at Studley Royal by Graham Clingo

Deer at Studley Royal by Graham Clingo


With autumn upon us, you may be able to spot these majestic creatures when out and about in Yorkshire.

Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey

Red deer rut peaks in November. Also sika and fallow deer in residence.

Read more about Fountains Abbey


Eastern Moors, Peak District

Red deer roam throughout Yorkshire’s corner of the Peak District near Sheffield.

Read more about red deer in the Peak District


North York Moors, Ashberry Nature Reserve

Try an early morning visit and look out across the woodland clearings.

Read more about the North York Moors


Spurn Point

One of the most unusual locations for deer-spotting, the coastal dunes here hold roe deer (given away by a white rump), often spotted from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust 4x4 trips.

Read more about Coastal Yorkshire


Castle Howard

There is a deer park within the grounds of the estate, you may be lucky enough to spot one if you take a walk in the surrounding area.

Take our walk around Castle Howard


Strid Wood

Located next to Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales, Strid Wood is home to a small population of roe deer.

Read more about the Yorkshire Dales


If you are lucky enough to spot some deer, please keep a safe distance from them. But if you manage to capture them on camera from afar, do upload them to our reader photo gallery.

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