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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.

Thursday 30 May 2013

Our lovely volunteers!

It's National Volunteer Week next week so I thought I would take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of the wonderful wardens that help us carry out the vast amount of work here all year round. Come rain or shine, they are here and usually smiling! They also take plenty of photographs, many of which are offered to me - so here are some of our lovely lot! (As I browsed my files for these pics I soon realised that two gents in particular end up infront of the cameras a lot - guess who?!!)


I need lots more pictures of everyone else, so will be sneaking up on them with a camera over the coming few weeks...

Finally, a lovely shot of the deer taken by Phil a few days ago - they have their summer coats now, and the bucks are growing new antlers at an amazing rate. As the weather warms up the bucks are splitting off into social groups and are often seen quite near the public paths as they graze and sunbathe; meanwhile the does are preparing to give birth in the quieter sanctuary areas. If you do ever come across a fawn hiding in long grass or bracken, remember never to touch it or get too close - if the mother can smell a human on her baby, she will abandon it. In a few months you will be able to see the fawns running with the rest of the herd, so we look forward to that.


  1. Looks lovely - very tempted to ask about volunteering :)

  2. If you'd like more information about volunteering at Attingham please contact Jessica Owens our Volunteering Manager, or call 01743 708162.