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A view of the river Tern with water reflections of the Park
Reflections on the River Tern at Attingham | © National Trust / Sean Hattersley
Shropshire & Staffordshire

Attingham Park river reflections walk

Admire the changing colours of the landscape and skies reflected in the River Tern on this circular riverside walk, and discover its history along the way. The two bridges on this circular walk make the perfect place to pause to take a photo, and you might even spot some of the river's wildlife along the way.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

Stables Courtyard, Attingham Park, SY4 4TP. Grid ref: SJ5501109896.

Step 1

From the car park make your way through the Stables Courtyard past the cottage garden and bear right. Take the cut-through on your left and bear left at the fork in the path by the cedars to join the Mile Walk along the riverside.

Step 2

Walk along the riverside.

Step 3

Take the path bearing right at the single cedar, following signs for the Deer Park Walk.

Step 4

At the junction, continue to follow signs for the Deer Park Walk as you walk along the path through the trees.

Step 5

Cross the cable-stayed bridge across the River Tern and enter the woodland.

Step 6

At this junction look for the shortcut to leave the woodland and enter the deer park by the river. Continue along this grassy track.

Step 7

The grass track leads you towards the large deer park gates. At this point you can extend your walk by following the instructions under Step 8, or head towards the end of the route by skipping to Step 9.

Step 8

This is an optional walk extension. Continue forward past the gates and follow the yellow-tipped stakes, which will take you under Tern Bridge, giving you a view of the mansion from the riverside. Retrace your steps until you reach the deer park gates once more. This route forms part of the WWII walk and is closed until spring 2023.

Step 9

Leave the deer park through the gates, and cross the two bridges over the River Tern.

Step 10

Continue along the path past the front of the Regency mansion.

End point

Mansion tea-room, Attingham Park, SY4 4TP. Grid ref: SJ5501109896.

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Map route for Attingham Park river reflections walk
Map route for Attingham Park river reflections walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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