Attingham's Ranger Blog

Rivers, a deer park, woodland, farmland, pasture, meadows and more - not to mention the wildlife that have made Attingham their home - all make up the landscape of this Shropshire Estate. With over 4,000 acres to conserve and carefully manage, the Ranger team might often be out of sight, but their work is evident throughout the estate.

National Trust Land Rover in front of the Mansion at Attingham

Introducing Attingham's Rangers

Welcome to the first Attingham Park Ranger blog post. Find out more about the work of our often hidden outdoor heroes from Ranger Gareth, new to the team.

Bucks clashing during the autumn rut at Attingham Park

Deer-ly beloved

Clattering antlers, throaty bellows, and grassy headdresses; what on earth has gotten into the deer here at Attingham Park?

A view through the trees in the woods at Attingham Park

Can't see the wood for the trees

As the leaves fall, the Rangers are out in the woods, but what on earth are they looking at?

Stacked pile of cut timber

Wood you believe it at Attingham

Find out more about how we manage the woodland at Attingham.

Volunteer laying a pleacher for a section of hedgelaying

Hedging your bets

It's time the hedges got a haircut. See how we go about hedgelaying on the estate.

Volunteer standing at the bottom the the bricklined bowl of an icehouse

A year as an Attingham Ranger

Find out more about being a student placement Ranger at Attingham

The fenced off repair area by the suspension bridge.

Making a splash! Work on the suspension bridge.

Find out more about what our Ranger team have been up to recently from Ranger Gareth.

A Purple Thorn moth

Monitoring moths at Attingham

Find out more about moths on the Attingham estate from Ranger Gareth.

The River Tern in flood at Attingham Park

July 2019: Weather and wildlife

This month hear from our Ranger, Gareth about weather and wildlife at Attingham.