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.
Monday, 24 December 2012
So much for my dreams of a frosty Christmas! The rain continues and is starting to become a problem. Over the weekend we had to close the bridge to the Deer Park as the river is now so high that it is flowing across the path and washing away the stone surface. I've just been out to check on it and it's still impassable, so if you are coming in for a pre-Xmas walk then you will need to take the longer route via the suspension bridge. There are several trees and branches stuck in the weir as they have been washed down from upstream. The overflow car park is also saturated - we expect to be quite busy on Boxing Day so will have to park people on the front field bank as we so at Frost Fair. If you can, please come in as few vehicles as possible! You will also need to bring your wellies or good walking boots - the Mile Walk is ok but most of the rest of the paths have some very wet or muddy patches.
This path will need repair as soon as the water recedes...
It's not all bad news though - our parkland gardener Lisa spotted the first snowdrops last week. They are far from being in flower yet but we love our snowdrops and will be watching and updating their progress.