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A large ancient oak tree surrounded by a metal fence towers over winter parkland, with people walking in low sunlight, Attingham Park, Shropshire
Run past the stately Repton oak that watches over the parkland at Attingham | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman
Shropshire & Staffordshire

Short (1.5km) Repton Run, Attingham Park

Follow the grey waymarkers on this short beginner's run, which takes you on a gentle grass path in a circular route along the river in Attingham's Deer Park. Starting from the Deer Park bridge, the run is 1.5km (nearly a mile), with inspiring views of the parkland and river.

Build your running confidence

This is the first of three Repton Run routes designed to get you confident in running further. This route is great for beginners looking for an easy way to start, and the views will spur you on.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

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 grey marker, have a final stretch and you're off. Follow the path along, keeping the fence line and the river to your left until you arrive at the next marker.

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

Step 3

Turn right to head up an incline into the Deer Park.

Step 4

Continue up through the parkland (being careful as this areas is home to deer and rabbits and the ground can be uneven) and follow the next marker to take the right-hand path where it forks. Continue along the path through the Deer Park (there is a deer sanctuary area to your left where you may sometimes spot the herd) until the next marker, which you should follow to turn right to join the main path along the top of the Deer Park.

Step 5

Continue along the main path with the park boundary on your left, until you pass the enormous fenced Repton oak on your left, then follow the path as it bends round to the right to head down the slope back towards the Deer Park gates.

Step 6

Congratulations, you've just run 1.5km! 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 Attingham Short Repton Run in Shropshire
Short Repton Run route map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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An 18th-century estate for all seasons with 200 acres of parkland and Regency Mansion

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Medium (2.5km) Repton Run, Attingham Park 

Take the next step on this easy 2.5km-run, on a mix of hard and grass paths, in a circular route round Attingham's Deer Park and woodland trails.

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Try an intermediate 4.5km run around the estate at Attingham Park, taking in woodland paths, deer sanctuaries and a Second World War transport path.

DistanceMiles: 2.8 (km: 4.48)
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On this short circular walk, learn more about the interesting trees in the historic Pleasure Grounds around the Mile Walk at Attingham Park, with views across the River Tern to the Deer Park.

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