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.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Canoe fun!

Fancy a paddle along the Tern? Over the next few weeks you will be able to hire canoes or take part on a guided river tour on special days, all starting on the new jetty that the wardens built this week. On Thursday 8th August you can hire a canoe for £10 per hour, between 11am and 5pm; all equipment and safety instruction will be given by Drummond Outdoors. It will be first come, first served!

We build the jetty in stages. On day 1, a team built the frame and treadboards. On Monday Jess and I donned our chest waders and cleared the riverbank of reeds and weeds, then I used the JCB to drive chestnut posts into the riverbed to fix the jetty to. Finally on Tuesday we lifted the jetty into place, drilled and bolted it together, then built handrails to help people to step down onto the platform. Finally, some of the team tested it for sturdiness - it passed!

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