Long Repton Run Route (4.5 km)

Running trail

This longer intermediate 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. The route is way-marked for the majority of the way making it easy to follow – this longest route is the red route. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead.

Attingham's Woodland Walk


Attingham Long Repton Run Route map


Deer Park gates, grid reference SJ 55289 09879


From the car park, head through the Stables Courtyard bearing right following signs to the Mansion and Deer Park Walks. Head along the path at the side of the Mansion and follow the path across the front of the Mansion and down to the Deer Park gate passing through the gate in the parkland.

Attingham Deer Park gates


Turn to your left to find the first run marker, have a final stretch and you’re off.

Wooden run marker


Follow the path along, keeping the fence line and the river to your left passing the next marker where you continue straight on, following the green and red routes.

Run route marker


Keep going with the fence and river to your left, slowly moving into more enclosed woodland and ferns. Eventually you will spot a large gate which you should pass through out of the Deer Park and into Woodland.

Attingham gate to leave the Deer Park


Follow the path along through the woods until you find the next way-marker on a finger-post walks sign which points you to turn right for the green and red routes. Turn and continue along the path.

Attingham Woodland Walk way-marker


You will shortly arrive at another finger-post walks sign which points you to turn right, turn and head along a long wooded path known as the Botany Bay plantation until arriving at a carved wooden peacock.

Attingham Woodland Walk path


Follow the red route marked on the finger-post walks sign to continue straight ahead on a narrower path marked ‘Woodland Walk’ at the peacock.

Attingham wooden peacock sculpture on Woodland Walk


This part of the run is a clear gravel path taking you through woodland known as New Plantation. Where the path bends there is a way-marker pointing to the right to guide you along the main path.

Attingham's Woodland Walk


Eventually you will arrive at a large gate taking you back into the Deer Park, pass through and head slightly left following the sign to the World War II Walk to head down into the Deer Park.

Attingham gate on the Woodland Walk


Continue down through the grass to join a concrete path (the remains of the World War II vehicle roads) heading straight on. Do not turn left of right.

Attingham concrete path on the World War II Walk


Continue along the concrete path until you pass the way marker to bend to the right following along the concrete path until it finishes returning you to grass. At this point you are at the heart of the Deer Park facing the deer sanctuary. Head round to the left at a second marker, shortly after which you descend though grassland and a boardwalk to another gate.

Attingham concrete path in the Deer Park


Head through the gate and join the concrete path turning right at the marker to take you through the woodland.

Attingham boardwalk in the Deer Park


Pass through a gate and over a boardwalk where a marker points you along the path.

Gate heading into the Deer Park at Attingham


Head down through more open parkland until you pass through another gate back into woodland.

Gate from the Deer Park back into woodland at Attingham Park


Head through the close woodland following the path until you come to a final gate leading back out into the Deer Park. Turn left as you leave the gate to join a grass path leading past a little lodge and the park boundary on your left – there is a marker to help guide you.

Gate into Deer Park at Attingham Park


Keep going straight until you see a marker on your left directing you to follow the path around to the right. As you bend round, the river passes directly in front of you moving to your left hand side so you are running adjacent to the river with the parkland on your right.

Run route marker at Attingham Park


Continue straight along the main path with the river on your left until you spot the slope back towards the Deer Park gates on your left. Congratulations you’ve just run 4.5km!

The Deer Park gates


Deer Park gates, grid reference SJ 55289 09879

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Long Repton Run Route (4.5 km)


This longer intermediate run route takes you on mixed hard and grass paths in a circular route across the Attingham Deer Park. Some area can be uneven and muddy in winter due to the nature of the parkland and animals living there. The route is fairly flat.  

Long Repton Run Route (4.5 km)

How to get here

Attingham Park, Atcham, Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4TP
By road

The main entrance to Attingham Park is on the B43850 in the village of Atcham, 4 miles (6.4km) south of Shrewsbury.

Long Repton Run Route (4.5 km)

Facilities and access

  • Toilets at the Stables, Brewhouse, Walled Garden and Field of Play.
  • Carriage House Cafe and kiosk serving takeaway hot drinks and snacks
  • Dogs must be on leads in all areas at all times
  • Designated blue badge parking