Read about the life and work of the Attingham Wardens

Attingham Park is a National Trust property comprising of an 18th Century mansion set in a Repton landscape; the Park and wider Estate includes a deer park, walled garden, several miles of the rivers Severn and Tern, extensive farmland and woodlands.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


All this sunshine and rain is doing wonders for the grass and other vegetation around the estate; unfortunately, not all of it is wanted and its quite a job to keep on top of it! We have been topping the grass on the front fields to prevent the thistles from reaching maturity and spreading more seed; the permissive path along the river Tern at the top of the deer park has been strimmed so that visitors can enjoy the peaceful walk; today, we have been strimming and clearing the area around Cronkhill in preparation for its opening to the public this Friday and Sunday. Cronkhill is only open a few days a year so its worth coming along if you are in the area to explore this unique property.

Today I was also involved in a meeting to implement some new energy-saving strategies across the property. We are looking at more insulation in the mansion and stables, led lighting, timer switches on the hydro boilers and radio chargers and secondary glazing amongst other things, and hopefully many of these will be put in place in the near future. It takes a bit of planning to do these things due to historical and aesthetic considerations, especially around the mansion.

The deer are looking their best at the moment - bright summer coats, antlers in velvet and the fawns are starting to make an appearance now that they are fast enough to run with their mothers. It's a beautiful sight so next time you are in the park, remember your camera!

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