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Enjoy this walk at Clumber with the family | © National Trust Images/ David Levensom
Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

North West Clumber walk: a tale of two bridges

Enjoy this picturesque walk through North West Clumber, taking in views of two bridges and lesser-known parts of the park.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

Clumber Park main car park, grid ref: SK625746

Step 1

Starting from the main car park, follow 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. Notice the lake which is now on your left.

Step 3

Immediately before a wooden barrier turn left onto a path which goes downhill through woodland. This takes you past Clumber Grotto. On reaching the road (beware of traffic), look to your left and you will see Clumber Bridge. Cross the road and turn right and walk about 100 metres to a road on your left. Turn left and follow this road to its junction with Lime Tree Avenue. Look to your left to see Carburton Bridge.

Clumber Bridge was designed by Stephen Wright (also responsible for the Walled Kitchen Garden). It was built in 1770 in the Palladian style.
Clumber Bridge | © M Kennedy

Step 4

Cross the road where you will see cycle post 21 and cycle track marker 20. Follow this track for nearly 3 km, until you reach a T-junction with a surfaced road (Clumber Lane). On the way you will pass a disused pit (now overgrown) on your right as you cross the first of the two valleys.

Step 5

At the junction with Clumber Lane turn left and walk under the archway of Trumans Lodge and immediately right onto a quiet metalled road. Follow this for about 500 metres until you reach a track that crosses the road. Turn right here by a green metal barrier and a 'Robin Hood Way' waymark.

Step 6

Take the path immediately on your left, which enters woodland. Continue straight on, across a number of path junctions, for 2 km. This path becomes cycle route 14. After glimpsing the caravan site on your right you will reach a T-junction with a metalled road.

Step 7

Turn right and follow the road to a crossroads, passing the caravan entrance on your right. At the road junction cross the road (Lime Tree Avenue), turn right and pass through the first row of low wooden posts. Follow the path between the lime trees for about 600m. Take the first clear path on the left after the third row of wooden posts.

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 8

Follow the bridleway (cycle route 8) and on reaching a fork in the path take the left fork leaving cycle path 8. Cross the metalled road and follow the path until you glimpse the lake, where the path bends sharply to the right.

Step 9

At a junction with a shale path turn left (to your right is a cycle path 16 sign). Cross the metalled road onto a path signed cycle path 1.

Step 10

Follow this path uphill through the wood. Go straight over at the track crossroads, then pass through the stone pillars and turn right. Enter the pleasure grounds through the stone archway ahead and follow the path to the lake. At the lakeside turn right to return to the visitor facilities via Lincoln Terrace.

End point

Clumber Park main car park, grid ref: SK625746

Trail map

North West Clumber walk Ordnance Survey map
The North West Clumber walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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