Total steps: 9
Total steps: 9
Clumber Park main car park, grid ref: SK625746
Starting from the car park, walk down towards the lake via the visitor facilities. Go past the toilets, turn left and follow the path right as it becomes a road which is usually car-free.
Follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Cross over and take the road opposite (take care here). Follow until you come to Lime Tree Avenue. Cross here (busy road, take care), turn right and after a few metres turn left along a tarmac lane (normally traffic-free). Cross over a cattle grid.
You will notice an information board about heathland on your left. Just after this on the right, follow a grassy track leading uphill into woodland as the path bears left and becomes more distinct. Continue along this path, passing through a gate until you reach a road. Turn right here and then left at a wooden barrier. At the T-junction with a red shale path, turn left (beware of cyclists).
At a path junction marked with cycle path 17, turn right and follow that path (involves a left then a right turn) until you reach cycle post 17 (marked with a circular 17).
Now follow cycle route 16 markers to post 16. At the T-junction turn right and after a few metres turn left at the information board following cycle route 15 markers. Follow this path up a hill and at the first crossroads (at the top of the hill) turn right, following cycle route 14 markers. Follow this path to a road: you will notice the caravan site on your right.
Turn right onto the road and walk to the crossroads, passing the caravan site entrance on your right. Cross Lime tree Avenue (great care needed) and turn right following the path between the two avenues of trees. Continue until you come to a bridle path on your left – it is marked as cycle route 8.
Turn left here and at a fork in the path, take the left fork leaving cycle path 8. Cross the road and follow until you glimpse the lake. Here the path bends sharply to the right.
At a junction with a shale path turn left (to your right is a cycle path 16 sign). Cross the road onto a path signed cycle path 1.
Follow this path uphill through the wood. Go straight over at the track crossroads, pass through the stone pillars, turn right and enter the pleasure grounds through a stone archway. Follow the path to the lake. At the lakeside turn right and follow the path with the lake on your left to return to the visitor facilities via Lincoln Terrace.
Clumber Park Main Car Park
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