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A narrow path runs between green ferns and trees in Attingham's Deer Park, Shropshire
Wander through the ferns and trees in the Deer Park at Attingham, Shropshire | © National Trust
Shropshire & Staffordshire

Medium (2.5km) Repton Run, Attingham Park

Follow the green waymarkers on this beginner's run, which takes you on a mix of hard trails and grass paths in a circular route in Attingham's Deer Park. Starting from the Deer Park bridge, the run is 2.5 km (1.6 miles) and takes you along both open parkland and woodland trails.

Improving with every run

This is the second of three Repton Run routes designed to get you confident in running further. This route is great if you've got a few shorter runs under your belt, and are ready to add some distance.

Total steps: 9

Total steps: 9

Start point

Attingham Deer Park bridge, grid ref: SJ552098

Step 1

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 bridge, passing through the gate into the parkland.

Black metal wooden gates lead into grassy parkland lit by low sun at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Your run begins at these Deer Park gates, just after the bridge | © National Trust

Step 2

Turn to your left to find the first run marker, have a final stretch and you're off. Follow the path along, keeping the fence line and the river to your left. Pass the next marker where you continue straight on, following the green and red routes.

A short wooden waymark post with a painted arrow stands in short-cropped grassy parkland at Attingham, Shropshire
Follow the green waymarkers for this route | © National Trust

Step 3

Keep going with the fence and river to your left, slowly moving into more enclosed woodland and ferns.

Step 4

Eventually you will spot a large gate, which you should pass through out of the Deer Park and into woodland.

Step 5

Follow the path along through the woods until you find the next waymarker on a fingerpost, which points you to turn right for the green and red routes. Turn right and continue along the path.

Step 6

You will shortly arrive at another fingerpost, which points you to turn right. Head along a long wooded path known as the Botany Bay plantation, until arriving at a carved wooden peacock.

A wooden carved peacock in the middle of a forest track, with a wooden signpost to the left, in the woodland at Attingham, Shropshire
Look out for the carved wooden peacock in the woodland at Attingham Park, Shropshire | © National Trust

Step 7

Follow the green route marked on the fingerpost to turn right at the peacock, continuing along the woodland path. Along the trail, pass another marker on the left pointing to the right to follow the green route down to and through a gate back into the Deer Park.

Step 8

Continue along the top of the Deer Park, keeping the fence line and boundary to your left and the open parkland to your right (this area can get muddy in winter). Continue along this main path until you pass the enormous fenced Repton oak on your left, then bend round with the path to the right to head down the slope back towards the Deer Park gates.

Step 9

Congratulations, you've just run 2.5km! Why not cool down with a stretch, then a gentle walk around the estate or back to the Stables Courtyard for some refreshments?

End point

Attingham Deer Park bridge, grid ref: SJ552098

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map of the Medium Repton Run route at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Map of the Medium Repton Run at Attingham Park, Shropshire | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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