Shropshire Star

Revealed: Ambitious 10-year plan for new countryside site and 10 miles of trails at Attingham Park

One of the county's most popular National Trust venues is planning an expansion with a new 'countryside site' – which could include a centre and 10 miles of trails.

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Attingham Park is asking the public for its views on new plans for the site.

Attingham Park is asking the public for its views on plans for 'opening up' the site, at Atcham, on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.

The venue is already one of the most popular in the region, attracting more than half a million visitors last year.

In details revealed in a survey about the plans, Attingham Park said that the location for the new countryside site would be on land to the east of the estate – a space previously identified for commercial or industrial purposes.

It described the plan as an "outdoor activity hub", and said it hopes the proposal will include "a central meeting point with toilets, cafe, cycle hire, and community space with further trails, wetland and open spaces".