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View across the lake of the Chapel from the bridge
View of the Chapel from Clumber Bridge | © Steve Bradley
Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

Clumber's walk for all seasons

This gentle walking trail features varied landscapes and takes you through woodland and across heathland. Depending on the season you'll see bluebells in the woods and heather on the heathland, while near the end of the route a short detour takes you to Clumber Bridge, with a lovely view of the lake towards the Chapel.

Total steps: 13

Total steps: 13

Start point

Clumber Park accessible hardstanding car park, grid ref: SK625746

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Go past the toilets (to the right) and 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).

Step 3

Follow the path as it bears right. The lake is now on your left.

Step 4

In about 0.25 miles (0.4km), continue past the woodland path on your left until you get to the crossroads. Beware of cyclists and estate vehicles from left and right as you go straight across the road and carry on in the same direction.

Step 5

After a short distance, take the red shale path 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.

Step 6

Go through the metal gate and follow the obvious path straight ahead across heathland. After a short distance, at the crossroads of paths, turn left towards the pine trees. Continue on the path towards the metal gate.

Step 7

Go through the metal gate and turn left.

Step 8

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).

Step 9

Before reaching the bridge you'll 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.

Step 10

(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).

Step 11

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.

Step 12

Follow the path through the trees and up the hill to the road.

Step 13

Turn right and make your way back towards the visitor facilities and the café where you can grab a cup of tea and a snack. Take a look around the shop and the plant sales before heading back to the car park.

End point

Clumber Park accessible hardstanding car park, grid ref: SK625746

Trail map

Map route for Clumber's walk for all seasons
Map for Clumber's walk for all seasons | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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