Get sporty at Attingham

Four canoes sailing down the river Tern full of people having a great time

There are plenty of chances throughout the year to try your hand at different sports and discover a new talent, with everything from volleyball to climbing and canoeing. You can head out on your own, we've got running and orienteering routes across the park, or you can join us for one of our many sporty events.

Sport in an inspirational setting

Whether you're new to a sport or new to Attingham you'll find a wide variety of different activities and sports taking place throughout the year for all the family to enjoy. At different times throughout the year you will find weekly run groups based at Attingham, sport taster days, relay-races, cross-country races, and a night run, as well as activities suitable for all the family to have a go at including canoeing, orienteering and geocaching.


Our well maintained paths are perfect for a gentle jog or more vigorous run. Try a self-led run around the park or book onto a Beginner Running Group (spring- autumn), perfect for those new to the sport or looking for a great social activity.

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

If you're looking for a challenge the annual 'Mad Jack's 5' cross-country race will be takinng place at Attingham once again this year. Organised by Shrewsbury Athletics Club the 5 mile race will be held on Saturday 11 November. For more information and to book closer to the time, please visit the Shrewsbury Athletics Club website here

Night Run 2018

We'll be holding the popular Night Run again at Attingham Park in 2018. Join us on Saturday 3 March 2018 and illuminate the park on our 2km Adventurer or 6km Explorer run route. Bookings will open soon.


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


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.

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

Will you make it to all the check points? (PDF / 2.2MB) download

Discover our sports equipment and try something new
Two teenage boys team up to play Table Tennis

Park Sports in the Playfield

The Shoulder of Mutton play field is a hive of sporting activity with equipment for volleyball, table tennis, badminton, rounders, football and much more are available. You might also see coaches from local clubs on hand to give expert tips throughout the year. The playfield also hosts traditional playground equipment including  the “Pipe Monster”