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Five-arched stone-built Clumber Bridge, with a balustrade, across the lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. There are tall trees on both banks and a muddy track where the photo is taken from
Elegant Clumber Bridge at Clumber Park | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler
Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

Clumber Park livestock-free walk

This circular walk of 6 miles (9.5km) takes you through woodland and heathland along the border of the Ducal Estates of Clumber and Thoresby. It avoids areas of the park that may contain grazing livestock, so it's ideal for dog walking.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

Clumber Park visitor facilities, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3BE. Grid ref: SK625746.

Step 1

Start from the car park following the signs for the visitor facilities (shop, café and toilet).

Step 2

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 at Clumber Park, Notts
Longhorn cattle at Clumber Park, Notts | © S Chapman

Step 3

Immediately before a wooden barrier turn left onto a path downhill through woodland. This takes you past the Clumber Grotto.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Woodland on Thoresby Border beyond an area of cleared scrubland
Woodland on Thoresby Border | © National Trust

Step 6

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

Step 7

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.

Step 8

Continue along this track for about 1.5 miles (2.4km). Ignore all paths on the right and left until you reach a T-junction with Beech Drive.

Step 9

At the T-junction turn right and follow this track back to Clumber Bridge.

Step 10

Cross over the bridge and retrace your steps to the Grotto and then to the visitor facilities.

End point

Clumber Park main car park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3BE. Grid ref: SK625746

Trail map

Clumber Park livestock free walk map
Clumber Park livestock free walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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