Sad scene at the wood this morning where a young roe deer was hit by a car. Deer never walk up to the road by their own free will, but only when they are chased, by dogs, or noise, for instance. They normally stroll quietly in the wood, they are very shy creatures and get easily startled. They are very fragile, a wound will cause their death.
This is why dogs must be kept on a leash at all times in the wood. Free running dogs may scare the deer and cause huge damage, as happened this morning…
Never walk on bridleways (horse riding paths) which are for horse riders only. Deer are used to seeing horses there, but again, seeing people there will frighten them off.
If you drive through the wood to the car park, drive slowly. Be aware that the wood is the home of many animals.