Total steps: 12
Total steps: 12
National Trust Clumber Park main car park, grid ref: SK625746
Leave the main car park and follow the signs for the café and toilets. This will take you past the shop and plant sales and through the Turning Yard with the clock tower on your left.
Go past the toilets and at the signpost follow the path to the left towards the lakeside. (If the Turning Yard is closed, return to the road and turn left to follow the road towards the lakeside).
Follow the path as it bears right and becomes a road which is car-free (with the exception of the odd estate vehicle. The lake is now on your left.
In about 0.25 miles (0.4km) continue past the wide path on your left until you get to the crossroads. Beware of cyclists from left and right as you go straight across the road and carry on in the same direction.
After approximately 400 yards (365 metres), take the first clear path/track on the right, immediately before the wooden barrier. Pass the metal gate on your left and follow the path for a short distance until you come to a second metal gate on your left.
Go through the metal gate and follow the obvious path straight ahead across heathland. After a short distance, at the cross roads of paths, turn left towards the pine trees. Continue on the path towards the metal gate.
Go through the metal gate and turn left following the fence.
Pass the wooden barrier and where the road splits, take the right fork. You're now walking towards Clumber Bridge which comes into view after approximately a third of a mile (480 metres).
Before reaching the bridge you come to another wooden barrier. Immediately after the wooden barrier, turn left for a short distance to reach a road junction. Beware of cyclists coming from both directions.
At the junction turn right and proceed until you reach a finger post indicating the Turning Yard. Turn left taking the path towards the wooden barrier. Pass by the wooden barrier and follow the path towards the lake and Clumber Grotto.
(If you wish to visit the bridge keep on this road until you reach the bridge. From the bridge there is a splendid view down the lake towards the Chapel. Retrace your steps to the finger post and turn right towards the wooden barrier. Pass by the wooden barrier and follow the path towards the lake and Clumber Grotto).
Follow the path through the trees and up the hill to the road. Turn right and make your way back towards the visitor facilities.
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