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Two visitors look down at the weir in the River Tern from a stone bridge at Attingham Park estate in Shropshire
Admiring the River Tern at Attingham Park | © National Trust Images/Solent News & Photography Agency
Shropshire & Staffordshire

Attingham Park Repton ramble trail

Walk in the footsteps of the leading 18th-century landscape designer Humphry Repton on this circular trail around Attingham Park estate. Commissioned by the 2nd Lord Berwick in 1797, Repton redesigned the grounds here at Attingham. This walk highlights the changes he proposed and the views of the Mansion house and across the River Tern and Deer Park that his designs created.

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You'll need to access the Attingham Park grounds for this trail so don't forget your National Trust membership card to show at the visitor reception.

Total steps: 15

Total steps: 15

Start point

Attingham Park car park, Shrewsbury, SY4 4TN. Grid ref: SJ547100

Step 1

From the car park, make your way through the visitor reception and the Stables Courtyard. Then bear right to follow signs to the Mansion and Deer Park Walks. Keep heading around to the right so you're walking on a path with the Mansion on your left and trees on your right. Just as you reach the front of the house, turn right to head to the white pillar gates near the entrance drive.

Step 2

Facing the house with the white gates behind you, turn right and follow the line of the ha-ha as it passes the grand façade of the house on your left.

Step 3

From the ha-ha, join the main path as it heads down to the right, into a wooded area and towards a bridge.

Step 4

Cross both bridges and keep straight to reach a gateway.

Step 5

Go through the black gates into Deer Park, heading uphill slightly, before quickly turning right. Following signs for the Deer Park Walk, head south along the track, running parallel to the river. At the fork, take the right-hand path near some old trees.

Step 6

Continue along the path with the river on your right. When you reach the corner of Deer Park, keep straight to head through a black gate and onto a path leading down to a stone bridge. (Please note: The gate is sometimes locked when the river bank is unsafe due to flooding. If this is the case, skip ahead to Step 8.)

Step 7

Walk under the bridge, with the A5 road overhead, before retracing your steps back under the bridge and through the gate.

Step 8

After passing through the gate, turn right to walk along the grass footpath. After about 250yd (228m) you'll see a lodge, which is now a private residence, on your right.

Step 9

Continue along the path and through a gate into the wooded area. Walk through the woods, parallel to the A5 road.

Step 10

Head through another gate back into Deer Park. After a short walk, cross a wooden footbridge and enter a second wooded area through a gate.

Step 11

Continue north through the wooded area and then bear left through another gate and into Deer Park again over a footbridge. Walk along the grass track to join a concrete path, curving around to the right.

Step 12

Walk along the path, with a wooded area immediately to your right. At the junction, take the track on the left. Where the concrete path ends, continue on the grass track towards the trees.

Step 13

After a short walk, keep left on the grass path to join a gravel track, which bears left into the woods. Continue on until it turns left and emerges from the wood. You'll see Deer Park Pond and an old oak tree on your right.

Step 14

Pass the old oak and follow the path around to the right, back towards the gate out of Deer Park and in the direction of Mansion House.

Step 15

Head through the gate and over the bridges to return to the front of Mansion House. To return to the car park, retrace your steps down the left-side of the house and turn left, following signs to the Stables Courtyard. Walk through the courtyard and back to the car park and the end of the trail.

End point

Attingham Park car park, Shrewsbury, SY4 4TN. Grid ref: SJ547100

Trail map

Attingham Park Repton ramble trail map
Attingham Park Repton ramble trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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