National Trust walks are the best places to take your dog (and your Children) Attingham Park in Shropshire is a beautiful place and very dog friendly.
We are very fortunate that Attingham Park is right on our doorstep, Attingham is just around the corner from us. So as you can imagine this is a pretty standard walk for us.
A Bit About Attingham Park
Attingham Park is a 18th Century Mansion and Estate. It was built in 1785 for Lord Berwick. The mansion and park lands were owned by the family for over 160 years.
Based in Shropshire, not far from Atcham village, this beautiful Grade 1 Listed building is now owned by The National Trust.
Attingham is surrounded by approximately 640 acres of park land of which contains a further 5 Grade 2 Listed Buildings.
National Trust Attingham Park – Deer Park and Woodland Walks
We have yet to go into the mansion at Attingham Park, however we know the grounds very well.
Attingham Park has a number of walks for all abilities, we tend to use the longer 3 mile walk when we take Storm. This is a guarantee to tire him out for the rest of the day.
The 3 mile walk takes your through the woodland and over the river. There is a lovely stream for the dogs to paddle in, and you can also get to the river for the more adventurous swimming dogs.
About half way through the walk you end up in the Deer Park. Attingham Park is the only place I have ever been where deer roam free, and you can walk you dog through the deer park but obviously they must be on a lead.
Walkers can get really close to the deer, which is great to see, they cause no bother and really are beautiful.
There are a number of sites at Attingham to see, the landscape is beautiful at any time of the day. If you can walk at dusk with the sun setting you can get some wonderful photographs.
Further Information About National Trust Attingham Park
Attingham Park opens to walkers at 8am and closes at 5pm or dusk. Prices vary depending on what you want to do during your visit.
We have an annual pass for The National Trust, which is brilliant for us as we can go in all the National Trusts across the UK all year round.
We plan to visit as many National Trust Sites over the next 12 months with our pass, so lots more walking blogs to come.
I hope this has given you just a little insight to one of our favourite dog walking spots in Shropshire. If you want to visit Attingham Park (I highly recommend it) you will find more information on their website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park