Walking in a winter wonderland

Frost covers the park and pond as the winter sun rises in the background

Wrap up warm and get out and about at Attingham this winter, as you exercise take in the magical frosty landscape of the park and enjoy the wintry vistas across the Shropshire Hills.

Seasonal strolls: Winter

Attingham is transformed into a winter wonderland as the frost sits across the landscape. The low winter suns shines down and the landscape begins to sparkle. Winter is a beautiful season to explore Attingham. Wrapped up warm, there is a walk and a view to discover for everyone.

Find your favourite hidden spot on a walk around Attingham
A view across the parkland at Attingham Park
Find your favourite hidden spot on a walk around Attingham

With walking routes from 1 to 3 miles throughout the park, you'll find somewhere new to explore each time you visit. 

Download one of our walks to find out more about the landscape and nature at Attingham through the seasons. The Wildlife Walk is a great one for winter. 

The Attingham deer, descended from the original herd brought to Attingham in the late 1700s
Walking trail

Wildlife walk 

Attingham Park is home to a wide range of wildlife, don't miss the Deer Park, the Walled Garden and miles of beautiful walks.

 

Seasonal sights: The Attingham deer herd

Follow the World War II walk for the best opportunities to see the herd of fallow deer in their habitat. There are around 200 fallow deer in the park, and during the winter they are fed a supplement feed to keep them strong and healthy.

Thomas, the 8th Lord Berwick, feeding the fallow deer
The 8th Lord Berwick out in the Deer Park feeding the fallow deer
Thomas, the 8th Lord Berwick, feeding the fallow deer

It's a tradition rooted in history at Attingham to feed the deer; the eighth Lord Berwick loved his fallow deer herd so much he would often feed them himself by hand in the winter months.

The Attingham deer are fed throughout the winter
A young deer at winter deer feeding at Attingham
The Attingham deer are fed throughout the winter

From Saturday 27 November to Sunday 27 February you can see the outdoors team feeding the deer their winter rations on weekends and daily in the school holidays at 3pm in the Deer Park.

Please note if you're visiting between Saturday 27 November and Monday 3 January we're all asking all visitors to book their visit in advance during this busy festive period. You can find out more on the link below.

Outdoor decorations on a Christmas Tree

Christmas at Attingham 2021

We’re planning on bringing a sprinkling of Christmas magic and sparkle to Attingham this winter. This festive season we’re asking all visitors to book their visit to Attingham between 27 November and 3 January.