Be more active at Attingham this New Year

Four runners running along a path in the woodland

New Year, new ... ? As 2021 gets underway what new adventures and activities will you try out in the New Year? If you've made a resolution to improve your fitness, move more, or just spend more time exploring the outdoors and upping your daily steps, think of us as your second home for getting more active!

***Due to the announcement of a National Lockdown in January 2021 our run and walking groups are currently suspended during that time*** 

Be active outdoors at Attingham

Is getting fit your New Year's resolution? We've put together a few ideas to inspire you and get your resolution to be more active underway at Attingham from January onwards.

Walking
Walking is a great way to get you moving more and improving your fitness. A walk outdoors enjoying the sights and sounds of nature can also be great for your wellbeing.
 

The Attingham fallow deer herd, in the Deer Park.
The deer herd in winter at Attingham Park.
The Attingham fallow deer herd, in the Deer Park.
 
 
The permanent Mile, Deer Park, Woodland and World War II walking routes range in distance from 1 to 4 miles and will take you on routes exploring different parts of the estate. Please ask for a map from Visitor Reception when you arrive.

Make it a habit

Making walking a habit helps you to stay motivated, so does having a target such as step count, distance or time duration, to aim for. 

Explore with us on a Guided Walk
A photograph of a finger sign pointing towards the Deer Park, surround by fern
Explore with us on a Guided Walk

From January onwards we will be re-introducing our fortnightly walking group. Walk leaders will take small groups on a walking route through the parkland at beginner level. Group numbers are limited, adhere to current government guidance, and must be booked in advance via the Attingham Park page on the RunTogether website. Walking group places will only be available to book two weeks in advance to ensure we are able to respond to any changing government guidance.  

 

Days, times, prices and more information

The walking group will be held fortnightly on Fridays, starting on Friday 8 January, at 10am. The group will walk a maximum of 3 miles.

Visitors joining the walking group should pre-book their place via the RunTogether webpage link below, they do not need to book a seperate timed entry admission ticket to Attingham. 

For National Trust members it costs £1 per session, payable at time of booking, and for non-members it costs £1 per session at time of booking and then an active admission fee of £5 is payable on the day at Visitor Reception.

To book click here.

 

Running 

If you're just starting out we have three great run routes for you to follow on routes through the Deer Park. Whether you want to start off walking, jogging or running these routes will . Signposted from the Deer Park Gate the routes let you take on a 1, 2 or 3 mile challenge.
 
Attingham Park Deer Park

Short Repton Run Route (1.5 km)

This short beginner’s run route takes you on a gentle grass path in a circular route along the river in the Attingham Deer Park. The run is 1.5 km (nearly a mile) and starts from the Deer Park Bridge.

Attingham views of ferns and trees in Deer Park

Medium Repton Run Route (2.5 km)

This medium run route takes you on mixed hard and grass paths in a circular route in the Attingham Deer Park. The run is 2.5 km (1.6 miles) and starts from the Deer Park Bridge.

Attingham's Woodland Walk

Long Repton Run Route (4.5 km)

This longer run route takes you on mixed hard and grass paths in a circular route across the Attingham Deer Park. The run is 4.5 km (just under 3 miles) and starts from the Deer Park Bridge and is the third and longest of our three Repton run routes taking you through woodland, past deer sanctuaries and along an old World War II concrete transport path.

 

Make it a habit

Make it a habit and stay motivated by joining one of our daytime run groups. Groups are suitable for beginners and take place throughout the week at Attingham, and will last for around 30-45 minutes. Places are limited, adhere to current government guidance, and must be booked in advance via the Attingham Park page on the RunTogether website. Run group places will only be available to book two weeks in advance to ensure we are able to respond to any changing government guidance. 

Put on your running shoes and head outdoors
Runner at a National Trust site
Put on your running shoes and head outdoors

Days, times, prices and more information

Weekly groups

Mondays, 3pm starting from Monday 4 January.

Thursdays, 3pm starting from Thursday 7 January

Fridays, 9am Starting from Friday 8 January.

Once a month

Saturdays, 9am starting from Saturday 9 January.

Visitors joining the running group should pre-book their place via the RunTogether webpage link below, they do not need to book a seperate timed entry admission ticket to Attingham. 

For National Trust members it costs £1 per session, payable at time of booking, and for non-members it costs £1 per session at time of booking and then an active admission fee of £5 is payable on the day at Visitor Reception.

To book click here.

 

Take up Nordic Walking

Throughout the week organised Nordic walking sessions take place at Attingham, led by walk leaders Beverly Turner and Cathy Fort. For more information please visit https://shropshirenordicwalking.co.uk/activities/ 

Exercise your body and mind with some nordic walking
Nordic Walking
Exercise your body and mind with some nordic walking