Attingham: Winter Visits

View from the Mansion of front parkland at Attingham

New Year, new ... ? As 2022 gets underway what new adventures and activities will you have this New Year? Whether you're planning a visit for 'Percy the Park Keepers Winter Wander Trail', coming to see the winter wildlife, splash around in the puddles, looking out for the first displays of snowdrops, or just spending more time exploring the outdoors there's something for everyone to enjoy on a winter visit at Attingham.

Join Percy the Park Keeper for a Winter Wander 

From Saturday 8 January to Sunday 27 February

You'll be able to take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Attingham from Saturday 8 January. Explore the Mile Walk and help Percy and his animals with some games and activities along the way. Trail packs will be available to purchase on arrival at Visitor Reception and cost £2 per pack. 

Percy the Park Keeper

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

From Saturday 8 January we're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Attingham Park. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends in the New Year and give nature a helping hand.

Winter wildlife at Attingham

Although the days are shorter in winter and lots of wildlife are hunting for food, you'll still be able to spot some of our most popular creatures at Attingham.

In the woodland listen out for bird calls, and we'd be very surprised if you don't bump into a friendly robin or two around the park! 

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.

There are around 200 fallow deer in the park, and during the winter they are fed a supplement feed to keep them strong and healthy. 

The Attingham deer, descended from the original herd brought to Attingham in the late 1700s

Wildlife walk at Attingham Park

Attingham Park is home to a wide range of wildlife, don't miss the Deer Park, the Walled Garden and miles of beautiful walks.

Snowdrop watch!

From early January we're on snowdrop watch! Find out more about snowdrops at Attingham in the article below.

A view into the woodland at Attingham which is covered in snowdrops

Snowdrops spring into season

We're on Snowdrop Watch! Springing up across the park, our snowdrops will begin to appear in January. Traditionally seen as a symbol of hope at the end of winter, discover more about our snowdrops when you visit.

 

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.

 
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. 
 
There is currently a diversion in place on the World War II walk until spring 2022 due to muddy ground.

Our Visitor Reception team have maps of the site when you arrive and can help with showing where the diversion is.

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.

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/