Wildlife at Attingham

Attingham's deer herd are descended from the orginal herd brought to Attingham by the second Lord Berwick in the 1700s

Our estate is home to lots of creatures, big and small. We also have a dedicated deer park and look after about 200 fallow deer that are historic to the parkland.

Wood and water

Take a walk through some of our 370 acres of glorious woodland. The park abounds with trees that have seen the centuries come and go, including our magnificent 650 year old Repton oak on the Deer Park walk.

Attingham is host to around five miles of river, featuring beautiful stretches of the Severn and Tern. Our many ponds are a haven for wildlife, from ducks, swans and otters to dragonflies.

Creating homes

The estate has many miles of hedges, but far less than it would have had 50 years ago. To help put back what we have lost, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers plant or lay about a mile of new hedge each year.

Wildlife to look out for

  •     Birds: the barn owl, raven and buzzard are the top predators here
  •     Birds: green, great and lesser spotted woodpeckers
  •     Fungi: from giant puffballs to tiny waxcaps, we have loads of fungi
  •     Bats: five species of bat, including over 1,000 pipistrelle bats
  •     Plants and flowers: enjoy gorgeous displays of snowdrops and bluebells
  •     Trees: some of the tallest and straightest oaks in the country
  •     Cattle: pedigree Jerseys and Longhorn cattle graze the parkland
A fallow deer at Attingham Park standing on its hind leg to reach the taller branches

The Attingham herd through the seasons 

Read more about Attingham's fallow deer herd through the seasons in our Deer Diary.

Snap and share

Don't forget your camera when you visit, there are so many photo opportunities. You can enjoy some of the stunning photos taken by our visitors, and share your own in the Attingham Park Flickr group.