Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?
All our opening times are on the website’s pages at the bottom, but to summarise:
Opening hours 10am – 6pm 7 days a week.
We’re always open Bank Holidays, every school holiday and all weekends except for our Christmas closing period (December 25th – January 13)
Why do you charge people to just ride around your land?
Deers Leap is a private business and receives no subsidies or grants. It is really expensive to just maintain 240 acres of land, let alone try to develop more tracks and features. For example, every time there’s a big gale it takes the employment of one or two members of staff days to clear up the fallen trees! The minimal fee we charge just helps a little, so by paying your fee you are helping the upkeep of the park – thank you.
Can we bring our own bikes to ride around Deers Leap?
Of course, and it’s only £5.00 for the whole day. There’s also a bike wash for just 50p.
Do you buy second hand bikes?
Sorry; no – nowadays this is very rare for any bike shops, as it isn’t economical. The cost of refurbishing and servicing second hand bikes mean they are often as expensive as a new bike. So second hand bikes are usually donated to charities set up to recycle bikes or send them to poorer countries. We don’t know of anywhere that does this locally, but there’s a list at: http://www.bikehub.co.uk/featured-articles/recycling/
Can we just come and walk around Deers Leap?
Yes you can – Deers Leap is open to everyone and you are very welcome. We ask just a few things:
You must sign in to use the park. The park is closed outside of hours (10a.m. – 6p.m.)
Dog walkers please remember that there are children taking part in activities on the park; it is essential that you exercise politeness and remove your dog’s mess – thank you.
If you use the park it’s really nice if you come and use the cafe now and again!
By using the park you accept full liability for your own actions and you absolve Deers Leap for responsibility for anything. The park is full of natural hazards as you would expect to find anywhere in the countryside – fields, woods, streams, ponds and other natural features. Sometimes trees fall down in the wind, we get deer on the park, bees’ nests are common and the ground everywhere is uneven. Use your common sense!