Wildlife

Deer Park

Walk through the Deer Park to see our fallow deer. During the winter you can watch the deer being fed at 2pm on Saturdays, Sundays and every day during school holidays (except 25 December).

See our fallow deer

Trees and woodland

Take a walk through some of our 370 acres of glorious woodland. The park abounds with trees that have seen the centuries come and go, including our magnificent 650 year old Repton oak on the Deer Park walk.

Ponds and rivers

Attingham is host to around five miles of river, featuring beautiful stretches of the Severn and Tern. Our many ponds are a haven for wildlife, from ducks, swans and otters to dragonflies.

Bees

Come and see our historic listed Bee House, complete with bees in old-fashioned straw skeps. Last year we trialled a new observation hive in the Walled Garden - find out more at our YouTube channel.

Hedges

The Estate has many miles of hedges, but far less than it would have had 50 years ago. To help put back what we have lost, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers plant or lay about a mile of new hedge each year.

Also watch out for:

  • Birds: the barn owl, raven and buzzard are the top predators here
  • Birds: green, great and lesser spotted woodpeckers
  • Fungi: from giant puffballs to tiny waxcaps, we have loads of fungi
  • Bats: five species of bat, including over 1,000 pipistrelle bats
  • Plants and flowers: enjoy gorgeous displays of snowdrops and bluebells
  • Trees: some of the tallest and straightest oaks in the country
  • Cattle: pedigree Jerseys and Longhorn cattle graze the parkland

Warden's blog

The Wardens work to protect the wide range of wildlife that lives in Attingham's Parkland.  Find out what they are getting up to in the  Warden's blog

Enjoy a wildlife walk

Follow this circular walk around the estate and enjoy all the wonderful wildlife there is to see at Attingham.

Share your sightings

Don't forget your camera when you visit, there are so many photo opportunities.

You can enjoy some the stunning photos taken by our visitors, and share your own in the  Attingham Park Flickr group

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