Be active at Attingham
Being active outdoors in nature is great for your fitness and great for your wellbeing. The beautiful landscape at Attingham is the perfect location to be active in, whether you're planning a walk in the woodland, a run through the parkland, or you've booked a place on one of our organised activities.
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.
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.
Make it a habit: Join our walking group
From Friday 14 May we will be re-introducing a 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 here.
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. There is no need to book a seperate admission to Attingham.
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.
Paddle the Tern with Shrewsbury Canoe Hire
Weekends, 10am-4pm (additional dates in school holidays).
Enjoy a paddle down the Tern, setting off from the jetty close to the Mansion, and heading up stream to the Cable-Stay bridge, before returning to the jetty.
Please book your canoe in advance through Shrewsbury Canoe Hire's website here. You do not need to book tickets to visit Attingham if you have booked to canoe, however you must show your canoe tickets from Shrewsbury Canoe Hire when you arrive in the car park at Attingham. Non-members of the National Trust who have canoeing tickets must also pay the £5 Sports Entry fee at Visitor Reception on the day (by card).
Please note: Canoeing is subject to the weather and river levels – and may be cancelled if adverse conditions. Please read carefully the terms and conditions and criteria on Shrewsbury Canoe Hire's website before booking.
Yoga outdoors at Attingham with Sue Pugh
Fornightly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 2.30pm (until 31 May).
Join Sue for gentle yoga suitable for all levels in hidden corners around the parkland. Enjoy a yoga session in the fresh air, in the surroundings of Attingham. Limited numbers, there is an additional charge for this activity. For more information and to book click here.
Take up Nordic Walking
Various days and times
Throughout the week a variey of organised Nordic walking sessions take place at Attingham, led by walk leaders Beverly Turner and Cathy Fort.
Booking is essential, limited numbers, and there is a an additional charge for these sessions.
Beverley Turner leads Nordic Walking, Yoga WALX and Total Body WALX sessions, on Mondays and Wednesdays, for more information please click here.
Cathy Fort leads Nordic Walking and Standing Pilates sesssions, on Tuesdays, for more information please click here.
All of our activity providers adhere to current government guidance around activity and exercise, including limiting numbers for the activity, and cleaning equipment between users when relevant.
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.