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A family walk along a track through a wooded area on the Attingham Park estate on a sunny winter day
A family exploring Attingham Park in Shropshire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
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Attingham Park food and fungi walk

Discover the fresh fruit, vegetables, and the wild fungi that Attingham Park has to offer on this gentle walk. Starting at the Stables Courtyard, this circular trail explores the historic Walled Garden and apple orchard, which have been brought back to life thanks to a restoration project. It then wanders through the woodland, where a variety of colourful trees and fungi can be spotted.

A great autumn walk

This trail is particularly enjoyable in autumn. You can spot pumpkins in the walled garden, apples ready for harvesting, and a fungi display in the woods.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Attingham Park Stables Courtyard, Shrewsbury, SY4 4TN. Grid ref: SJ548100

Step 1

Walk through the Stables Courtyard, pass the cottage garden and then bear left, following signs towards the Walled Garden.

Step 2

At the fork, bear left and follow the path as it heads through the brick wall into the Walled Garden.

Step 3

Once you've explored the Walled Garden, head out of the garden through the east archway into the frame yard.

A pumpkin, part of a harvest display in the Walled Garden
A pumpkin in Attingham Park's Walled Garden | © National Trust / Sean Hattersley

Step 4

Explore the cut flower garden and see the glass houses in the frame yard. Then enter the orchard, found behind the glasshouses, through either of the archways from the yard.

Step 5

Enter and explore the orchard, walking up the path with the Walled Garden to your left.

Step 6

Retrace your steps back along the path beside the wall, past the beehive, usually in the lean-to in the summer months. Keep on the path as it bears right to leave the orchard, walking past the other side of the bothy.

Step 7

Turn left to walk along the Mile Walk track through the woods.

Fly agaric fungi in the New Forest, Hampshire
Fly agaric fungi | © National Trust Images/David Johnson

Step 8

Keep right to follow the Mile Walk track as it curves around to the right.

Step 9

At the next track junction, continue to bear right, following signs for the Mile Walk. Keep on this track through the trees with the River Tern on your left.

Step 10

Keep on the track to bear right. Turn left to cut through the trees and then right to join the main path that heads back towards the Stables Courtyard.

Step 11

Finish your walk at the Stables Courtyard, where you'll find the Carriage House Café.

End point

Attingham Park Stables Courtyard, Shrewsbury, SY4 4TN. Grid ref: SJ548100

Trail map

Attingham Park food and fungi walk map
Attingham Park food and fungi walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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