Be active at Attingham

Four runners running along a path in the woodland

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.

 

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 across the parkland at Attingham Park

Head out on a walk around Attingham

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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Reflections on the River Tern at Attingham
A view of the river Tern with water reflections of the Park
Reflections on the River Tern at Attingham

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. 

View of the front of the Regency Mansion at Attingham Park
View of the front of the Mansion at Attingham Park
View of the front of the Regency Mansion at Attingham Park

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.

 

Activity groups

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 

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