Clumber Park - Thoresby Border and Woodland - Livestock free walk.

Walking trail

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.

Dog walking


Thoresdby Border Livestock Free Walk map


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.

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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.

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.

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At the junction with a red shale cycle track turn left. Continue along this this track to a tarmac road.

Woodland on Thoresby Border


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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Clumber Park - Thoresby Border and Woodland - Livestock free walk.

How to get here

Clumber Park Main Car park
By road

4.5 miles SE of Worksop

6.5 miles SW of Retford

11 miles form M1 Junction 30

Signposted from A614 and B6034

Clumber Park - Thoresby Border and Woodland - Livestock free walk.

Facilities and access

  • Car Parking, Cafes, Toilets, Shop, Second Hand Bookshop