Attingham Park food and fungi walk

Walking trail

Autumn brings out the best in the Mile Walk – and the best harvest in the Walled Garden. The leafy trees surrounding the route will be a blaze of colours from yellows to oranges, and in late autumn the leaves will start to fall, providing a crisp carpet of muted reds, browns and oranges.

A fantastic family walk with gorgeous autumn colour

Discover the best places to try and spot the fantastic fungi displays among the changing woodlands, and stop off to admire the vibrant rainbow colours of the harvest in the walled garden. Whilst you can’t eat the fungi, you can treat yourself to some freshly-picked produce from the Walled Garden in our shop.

A pumpkin, part of the harvest display in the Walled Garden

Map

Map route for Attingham Park food and fungi walk

Start:

Attingham Park Stables Courtyard, grid ref: SJ550098

1

From the car park make your way through the Stables Courtyard, past the cottage garden, and bear left, following signs for the Walled Garden.

2

At the fork in the path bear left and follow the path round through the red brick wall and into the Walled Garden. Spend a while in this tranquil location and see what colours you can spot: all kinds of fruit and vegetables are grown here, from green beans to purple damsons.

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3

Once you have explored the Walled Garden, head through the east archway to the frameyard. Be sure not to miss the surprises you might find in the borders of the Walled Garden.

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4

Explore the frame yard and admire the colours. This is the second year that our cut flower garden has been blooming, and the borders by the Bothy are always full of bright flowers to inspire our gardeners as they arrive for work. Why not pop in to find out more about the garden and say hello?

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5

Enter the orchard through either of the archways in the frame yard. The orchard is a beautiful spot for a picnic and the 37 varieties of cooking and eating apples form a red and green display in the trees in September.

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6

Walk along the path beside the wall to find our see-through observation beehive in the lean-to and watch the bees at work.

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7

Leave the orchard, walking past the other side of the Bothy, and bear left along the Mile Walk.

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8

At the junction bear right following signs for the Mile Walk. Enjoy the colours of the changing leaves around you, with vivid reds and golds appearing.

9

At the next junction, continue to bear right, following signs for the Mile Walk. As the walk opens up, take in the view of the river to your left - you might spot some of our wildlife over in the deer park as well.

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10

When you come to a junction, take the right turn. Bear left at the cut through onto the main path, bearing right when you reach it to head back towards the Stables Courtyard.

11

No food walk would be complete without a treat, so why not finish your food trail with a visit to our Carriage House Café, open in the Stables Courtyard daily from 9am. Our kitchens use a variety of produce fresh from the Walled Garden - keep an eye out for our famous apple cake. You can also take a taste of Attingham home with you by picking up some fresh produce from the Walled Garden in our stables shop.

End:

Attingham Park Stables Courtyard, grid ref: SJ550098

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Attingham Park food and fungi walk

Terrain

The route covers well-maintained paths on traditional hoggin paths which may be uneven in places. The terrain is suitable for mobility scooters and buggys, and can become muddy in places in wet weather.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short lead in the Walled Garden.

Attingham Park food and fungi walk

Contact us

Attingham Park food and fungi walk

How to get here

Address
Attingham Park, Atcham, Shropshire, SY4 4TP
By train

Shrewsbury is our nearest station, approximately 5 miles (8km) away.

By road

Attingham is on the B4380, 4 miles south-east of Shrewsbury with good access from the A5. Parking is free and approximately 25yd (23m) from visitor reception.

By foot

There is ½ mile walk up our entrance drive from the village of Atcham.

By bus

The Shrewsbury to Telford routes 81 and 96 stop at the Mytton and Mermaid, directly opposite our main gates. From here there is a half mile walk to our reception. Please check timetables as buses do not run on Sundays.

By bicycle

The B4380 passes by our main gates - Sustrans has a good map. If you arrive at Attingham by bike you are able to come into the grounds only for free - please let our reception team know. Standard bikes are not permitted within the grounds themselves - please see our cycle policy for more details.

Attingham Park food and fungi walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets located in the Stables Courtyard, Bothy and Brewhouse toilets (near Mansion tea-room)
  • Carriage House Café and Mansion tea-room serve a range of food and drink - please see website for opening hours
  • Car parking is free and there are disabled bays available
  • Mobility scooters are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short lead in the Walled Garden