Restoring the Ornamental Bridge at Clumber Park

Clumber Park's Ornamental Bridge featuring floating pontoon

Work is underway to restore and repair our 250-year-old Ornamental Bridge to its former glory.

The Grade II* listed bridge, which was vandalised in March 2018, is being rebuilt using sections of the original stonework, which were recovered from the River Poulter and specially created stone, provided by Croft Building and Conservation.

Ready, set, restore

During phase one of the restoration project, a floating pontoon was installed on the surface of the lake, which allows the bridge to remain open to pedestrians whilst repair work is carried out.

At times, the bridge is closed to pedestrians for essential work, so please keep an eye on our social media channels to ensure your visit won't be affected.

Beth Dawson, General Manager said: "We are pleased to be able to offer visitors an insight into the restoration as work takes place. We have been overwhelmed by support from our visitors since the act of vandalism and look forward to seeing the bridge restored over the coming months."

Get involved 

Take part in our writing competition to celebrate the restoration of our Ornamental Bridge. The competition is open to all ages, with a 500-word limit. Find out more here.