Attingham's autumn harvest season

Harvest produce on display at Attingham Park

Summer days are coming to an end and harvest season is here. As the leaves begin to turn and the apple harvest starts, explore all things autumn and all things harvest at Attingham from Saturday 22 September to Sunday 21 October.

Celebrate harvest-time and autumn traditions at Attingham with our harvest highlights. Walks, talks, apple carving, apple pressing, and harvest machinery displays will all take place on selected dates during Attingham's autumn harvest season.

Apples in the Orchard at Attingham Park
Apples in the Orchard at Attingham Park
Apples in the Orchard at Attingham Park

We'll be uploading the full details of all activites and events taking place during the harvest season over the next few weeks.

Find out more information about Attingham's orchard, and our annual Rut Walks, a special evening talk 'The College Series: Park life, the Attingham Deer' and an 'Ancient Trees of Attingham Guided Walk' below.

Thursday 20 September: The College Series: Park life, the Attingham Deer

Students attending the post-war Shropshire Adult Education College at Attingham used the Dining Room in the Mansion as their lecture room. This year as part of our ‘Women of the College’ focus and to recreate the spirit of this exciting, inclusive and interesting aspect of Attingham’s history we’ll be holding ‘The College Series’ - evening talks held inside the atmospheric Mansion.

The fallow deer at Attingham are a beautiful sight to behold. Colin Morris, Area Ranger and herd manager, will explain how the team care for the deer, a legacy of the 8th Lord Berwick who was very fond of these animals. Colin will describe the day to day work in the Deer Park and the rut which takes place in autumn each year. Tickets cost £8 per person, must be pre-booked in advance, and more information and booking can be found on the What's On page of the website.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October: Deer Rut Walks

The autumn harvest season will be rounded off with the popular, annual ‘Rut Walks’. It’s a busy time for Attingham's fallow deer herd as they prepare for the rut and the coming winter. Area Ranger and deer herd expert Colin Morris, will lead an early evening guided walk where visitors will be able to learn more about the herd and see them up close. Tickets cost £8 per adult and £5 per child (this walk may not be suitable for young children as it requires long periods of quiet and stillness to try and get close to the deer). Tickets are limited and must be pre-booked in advance via our What's On page.

Sunday 14 October: Ancient Trees of Attingham Walk

Many things make Attingham special and one of them is its trees. Join specialist Dr Andy Gordon on this 2 mile ramble around some of the oldest and most notable trees including a 700 year old oak. The walk will stop off at some of the more unusual shrubs on the Mile Walk as well as looking at covering tree diseases including one which is threatening the native oaks. Tickets cost £4 per person and should be booked in advance, more information can be founr on our What's On page.

For full details of our harvest highlight activities and events keep an eye out on our What's On page here

Don't forget to keep an eye out for Attingham's harvest produce from the Walled Garden on sale in the Stable Shop (including our delicious honey) and an autum apple cake on the menu in our Carriage House Cafe!