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Chapel and lake at Clumber Park
Chapel seen from the lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler
Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

Clumber Park waymarked walk

An easy and varied walk, with clear paths providing views over parkland, heathland and the lake. The route is marked with orange (one direction) and olive (reverse direction) waymarks.

Total steps: 8

Total steps: 8

Start point

National Trust Clumber Park main car park, grid ref SK625745

Step 1

Starting from the visitor facilities, walk towards the lake then take the path that leads to the toilets.

Step 2

Walk past the toilets, turn left and you'll see the first orange marker on a wooden stump on your left. Follow the path right as it becomes a road, which is usually free of cars. Continue along the road to a crossroads. Cross over with care and continue along the road opposite.

Step 3

Follow this road until you reach Lime Tree Avenue. Cross this busy road with care and turn right, walking on the wide grassy verge. After a few metres, turn left along a tarmac road, which is also generally free of traffic.

Step 4

Soon after reaching an area of heathland, you'll notice an information board on your left. Just after this, on your right, take the grassy track leading into woodland. As you bear left, the path becomes more distinct. Continue along the path as it goes slightly uphill. Pass through a gate and just afterwards you'll reach a tarmac road.

Step 5

Cross the road with care and follow the path opposite back into woodland. At a T junction with Red Shale Path, turn left. Follow the waymarks as you take several turns left and right. Eventually you'll reach an information board. Carry straight on.

Step 6

When you reach Lime Tree Avenue, cross with care and pick up the path on the other side going in the same direction. Where the path splits, take the right fork. Be careful as you cross the tarmac road and carry straight on.

A curving path through two rows of lime trees, Lime Tree Avenue at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
Lime Tree Avenue at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Step 7

At the next road, cross with care and follow the track uphill through woodland. Go straight over at the crossroad of tracks. Pass through the stone pillars and enter the Pleasure Grounds through a stone archway.

Step 8

Once in the Pleasure Grounds, follow the orange markers via the chapel back to the visitor facilities.

A view of the Chapel of St Mary the Virgin at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. Its tall spire reaches above the mature trees surrounding it and two people are walking on a path cutting through the large lawn in front of the church.
The Chapel of St Mary the Virgin at Clumber Park | © National Trust Images / John Millar

End point

National Trust Clumber Park main car park, grid ref SK625745

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map of the Clumber Park waymarked walk
The Clumber Park waymarked walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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