Getting active at Clumber Park

Getting active at Clumber Park

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors from a leisurely stroll, a jog through the woodland, a race round the orienteering course to a breath taking bike ride.


Running is good exercise and is a really great way to explore Clumber Park. You can enjoy a gentle jog or one of the longer running routes in this historic ducal park which is part of ancient Sherwood Forest.  

Parkrun: A 5km, free, timed run,  every Saturday at 09:00. Register with and don’t forget your barcode! Click here for full details.

Trust 10: A free, 10km run, every last Sunday of the month at 09:00 - COMING SOON

Beginner Run Group: If you are completely new to running, looking to ease yourself back into some gentle exercise or training for a parkrun or Race for Life, this is the perfect group for you.  Meet every Wednesday morning  outside the book shop in the main visitor facilities at 9:30. New members always welcome. No need to book, just turn up on the day!

Sporting Events: There are a number of annual running events at Clumber Park including NightRun, Race for Life and the Worksop half marathon. Keep an eye on the What’s On calendar for dates. Click here for full details.

Join us for the weekly parkrun
Visitor running in woodland
Join us for the weekly parkrun


Walking is good exercise and is a really great way to explore Clumber Park. You can enjoy short walks to full day hikes in this historic ducal park which is part of ancient Sherwood Forest.   There are miles of beautiful trails throughout the park perfect for a run, along with regular led groups and running events - something for all levels.

Groups: A great way to become more active with walking for health. Designated health walks are available from 10 minutes to 90 minutes long. The time taken varies depending on the walk length which are 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 mile walks.

Walk for all Seasons: This gentle walk has varied landscapes and takes you through woodland and across heathland. The start and finish of the walk is along a usually car free road from which there are glimpses of the lake. Click here for full details.

Bluebell Walk:: You walk through this old woodland covered with seasonal bluebells before crossing arable fields and passing the old school house. You then walk down a section of Lime Tree Avenue and through another area of woodland heading towards Clumber Lake. Click here for full details.

Clumber Walk: Explore the parkland for yourself on this easy trail to uncover Clumber’s past and enjoy a little wildlife-spotting along the way. Click here for full details.

Robin Hood Way Walk: Enjoy grand views of Clumber Park from several vantage points as you walk round the estate through a mixture of the habitats including woodland, parkland and heathland of ancient Sherwood Forest, once home to Nottingham;s most famous outlaw - Robin Hood. Click here for full details.

Nordic walking: The workout that tones the whole body! Burns 46% more calories than ordinary walking. Great for neck, shoulder and back problems. Easy on the knees and joints. Suitable for all levels / ages. Sociable, safe outdoor exercise. Join our qualified instructor for these group walking sessions to learn the art of Nordic walking and its many benefits. A great social way to discover Clumber Park while keeping fit. Click here for full details

Never been to a Nordic Walking class before? Please get in touch to book in for your induction, this will teach you the basics before joining the main class. Contact: Pip Bateman   01623 406272  /   07833587091

Pushabout: Aimed at anyone walking with a baby in a pushchair or with a toddler wanting to become more physically active, these walks are over terrain that is suitable for pushchairs and last approximately 1 hour, usually with a distance of 2 to 3 miles. No need to book just turn up. Click here for full details.

Enjoy grand views of Clumber from several vantage points
Family walking at Clumber
Enjoy grand views of Clumber from several vantage points


Bring your own bike or visit our on-site cycle hire centre and start your cycling adventure at Clumber Park through miles of scenic woodland and lakeside views.

Cycle Hire Centre: Get active and expklore Clumber Park the best way possible - on a bike! Our friendly cycle hire team have the expertise to match you to the perfect bike for a comfortable ride. Choose from a range of classic Raleigh bikes, tandems, buggies, trikes, mobility scooters, child seats, trailer bikes and wheelchairs. With 5, 7, 8 and 10 miles cycle routes available for you to explore at your leisure.

Downloadable cycle routes: Choose from a range of bikes to hire and explore the beautiful landscape park, heath and woodlands at Clumber Park with a choice of downloadable cycle routes, choose the best one to suit you. Click here for full details.

Servicing: The cycle hire team are fully experienced and equipped to fix your cycle repairs and get you back on track. Pop into our on-site Cycle Hire Centre where the team will be happy to help you.

Ladies and gents led rides: Women only Breeze rides, Gents rides and family rides take place regularly throughout the year. For dates and times please see the What’s On guide. Click here for full details.

Kids on a cycling trail
Kids cycling
Kids on a cycling trail


A great way to add challenge to a regular walk or to test your map reading skills

Family course: The family orienteering course takes you through the Pleasure Grounds of Clumber Park passing historic landmarks such as the Gothic-style chapel and magnificent lake. Navigate around the course finding control markers which are located at the centre of the numbered circles on your map. Download your map (with certificate!) here:

Clumber Park Orienteering Course: Can you find all of the control markers? This long course will take you around a large section of the park. Choose to complete all of the course or just select a number of controls which suits you best. Download a map here:

Orienteering at Clumber
Orienteering at Clumber Park
Orienteering at Clumber

Have a go sports:

During school holidays there will be a range of sports equipment available for use on the front field. Challenge friends and family to a game of volleyball, tennis, badminton or football (sports will vary). Visit the What's On page for full details.