Clumber Park - Thoresby Border and Woodland - Livestock free walk.
A delightful walk of 6 miles (9.5km) through woodland and heathland along the border of the Ducal Estates Of Clumber and Thoresby. This walk avoids areas of the park that may contain grazing livestock. Generally on good paths but some paths can be muddy after wet weather.
Clumber Park Visitor Facilities
Start from the car park following the signs for the visitor facilities (shop, café and toilet).
From the shop follow the signs for the toilets and after passing these turn left. Continue on the path as it goes round to the right and becomes a road which is usually car free. The lake is now on your left.
Longhorn Cattle Grazing on South Lawns
Longhorn cattle are used for conservation grazing in Clumber park. The grazing helps develop and maintain areas of heathland.
Immediately before a wooden barrier turn left onto a path downhill through woodland. This takes you past the Clumber Grotto.
On reaching the road beware of traffic as you turn left to go over Clumber Bridge. Take the road signed South Lodge and immediately follow the obvious track on your left. This is Beech Drive.
Follow this track (Beech Drive) for about 0.75 miles (1.2 km) to a T junction. Turn left and follow this track for 1.5 miles (2.4 km). This track is called Thoresby Border.
Along Thoresby Border scrub has been cleared to allow heathland restoration, in the summer this area is grazed to maintain the heath.
At the junction with a red shale cycle track turn left. Continue along this this track to a tarmac road.
Turn left down the road, going through the Drayton Gate entrance to the Park, and take the first turning on the left. Pass through a small car parking area. Take the track passing a wooden barrier and follow as it goes round to the right.
Continue along this track for about 1.5 miles 2.4km. Ignore all paths on the right and left until a T junction with Beech Drive is reached.
At the T junction turn right and follow this track back to Clumber Bridge.
Cross over the bridge and retrace your steps to the Grotto and then to the visitor facilities.
Clumber park Visitor Facilities
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