Autumn Colour at Clumber Park

The Chapel at Clumber Park in Autumn

Clumber Park is renowned for its fantastic autumn colours. The leaves form an exquisite patchwork quilt of browns and greens in the woodland, and the Pleasure Grounds and Limetree Avenue looks simply stunning. Throughout October, join in The Festival of Fungi to discover the weird and wonderful collection of unique and rare species we care for.

Summer may be fading away, but the nights are still light enough for a nice long walks and Autumn is the perfect time to make family memories at Clumber Park.

Be sure to check out Clumber Lane and South Lodge Road, where the stunning beech trees give a superb array of colour and makes for some fantastic evening walks.

If fungi is your thing, Clumber Park is perfect for you this autumn. The Festival of Fungi takes place in October, and our fungi specialists will be available to visitors to discuss all things fungal.

With lots of vivid species of fungi and rare mushrooms to discover around the Park on your walks, you can be sure of some great opportunities to discover.

An exhibition of fungi photography also takes place later in October in the Discovery Centre. Visitors joining us for the various fungi activities often locate species that the team at Clumber Park may have missed, and their contribution is vital.

Fungi at Clumber Park
Fungi at Clumber Park
Fungi at Clumber Park

These records help the Rangers team in their planning for future nature conservation and landscape projects.

If you are looking for family friendly fun this autumn, the Walled Kitchen Garden will continue with fantastic interactive trails based around the produce they grow for use in the Garden Tea House and Café.

Our 'walk for all seasons' trail is a delight in autumn. You may be lucky enough to see Jays and Green Woodpeckers searching for bugs as you amble along happily along our scenic paths.

Near the end of the walk, a short detour takes you to Clumber Bridge with a lovely view of the lake and chapel with an amazing array of flora in the foreground, with photo opportunities aplenty.

Why not finish your walk by taking a stroll up to our dog friendly Cafe, 'Central Bark'? 

Central Bark - Dog-Friendly Cafe at Clumber Park
Central Bark - Dog-Friendly Cafe at Clumber Park
Central Bark - Dog-Friendly Cafe at Clumber Park

Along the route there are numerous species of trees which, in the autumn, guarantees a wonderful display of colour.

Be sure to explore every inch of the Pleasure Grounds this Autumn, there are plenty of hidden gems... by visiting Clumber Park and strolling in the fallen leaves, you are helping us to look after this special place.

Finally, if you’re looking for a great photo opportunity, head over to South Lawns to view the Chapel from across the lake. It is always extremely popular at this time of year due to the sensational range of colours on display in the Pleasure Grounds surrounding the building, giving fantastic Instagram worthy moments.