Be active at Attingham

Man running along open parkland at Attingham Park

Attingham is a great place to get active outdoors. With marked walking routes, running routes, and an orienteering route, whether you're looking to improve your fitness or your wellbeing there's space to do so at Attingham.

Be active in an inspirational setting

The landscape at Attingham includes woodland, parkland, a deer park, pleasure grounds and two rivers and is an inspirational and beautiful setting to improve yoru fitness and wellbeing.

Stretch your legs amongst the sights and sounds of nature on our walking routes that range from one to four miles, improve your fitness with one of our three running routes in the deer park, or try orienteering with the family.

 

Walking

The Mile Walk is the shorted walking routes, and is a circular walk around the pleasure grounds of approximately one mile long, the Deer Park Walk is accessed off the Mile Walk route or from the front of the Mansion and can be extended to include the Woodland Walk and World War II Walk to create walks in length of around two to four miles. 

Why not download one of our seasonal walks that follow these routes but highlight place of interest, or have a seasonal focus on nature.

A view of the Mansion through the bridge

Head out on a walk around Attingham

Explore the Deer Park, stroll through our Walled Garden, or enjoy the beauty of the River Tern.

 

Running

Our well maintained paths are perfect for a gentle jog or more vigorous run. Try a self-led run around the park with our 1, 2 and 3 mile long run routes. They are way-marked in the Deer Park, but you can download them here to find out more and plan your route.

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.

Whether your a beginner or a running fanatic, Attingham is a great place to go running
Four runners running along a path in the woodland
Whether your a beginner or a running fanatic, Attingham is a great place to go running

Orienteering 

Orienteering is all about adventure and navigation. The aim is, using only a map and a compass, to move between control points and complete the course in the quickest time possible. Whatever your age, whatever your pace, orienteering is for anyone, anywhere who wants to improve their navigational skills and really get involved with their surroundings.

Discover your map reading skills and try orienteering
Close up of an orienteering map
Discover your map reading skills and try orienteering

Download our Berwick Route orienteering trail map and have a go. 

Will you make it to all the check points? (PDF / 2.240234375MB) download

 

 

Be active in the Field of Play

The Field of Play is a hive of activity with lots of natural play equipment for children to run, climb and be active on. There's also lots of free space to play a family game like football if you bring one along!

Field of Play from above Attingham Park Shropshire

Find out about the Field of Play re-opening

If you’ve got a ticket booked to Attingham and are expecting to visit the Field of Play, located at the top of the Mile Walk, read this article to find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

Organised sporting events at Attingham

Due to the Coronvirus pandemic our organised large sports events such as Night Run, Mad Jack's 10 (hosted at Attingham and organised by Shrewsbury Athletics Club) and Jog off your Jumper have either been cancelled or will not be taking place this year. We're hoping to hold these events again next year, provided we are able to do so safely and within government guidance.