Clumber Park Walks and Cycling
Enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle around the fabulous Clumber Park in Worksop. Clumber Park contains over 3,800 acres of woodland, open heath and rolling farmland. There is also a beautiful serpentine lake and a picturesque avenue of lime trees that runs for 2 miles. Also of interest is the picture postcard Hardwick Village, the Gothic Clumber Chapel and the Walled Kitchen Garden.
The route below is devised for walkers but the park is excellent for cycling, particularly around the lake area. You can hire bikes and pick up route guides from within the park - please click here for more information. The routes are nice and safe so ideal for families. National Cycle Route 6 also passes through the park linking it to Sherwood Forest - see the Nottingham to Worksop cycle route for more information. You can also visit the park from nearby Mansfield using the signed route. Our Mansfield Cycle Route starts just east of the town at the lovely Vicar Water Country Park. It's a nice way to visit both parks on your bike in a day.
To extend your walking in the area you could follow the Robin Hood Way north west from the park and visit the nearby Welbeck Estate. Here you'll find two pretty lakes and a large deer park with resident white deer.
PostcodeS80 3BQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Clumber Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Clumber Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Clumber Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Clumber Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The on site cafe is very impressive being housed in what used to be the Duke of Newcastle’s study. They serve fine local food including hand made pizzas from their pizza oven and fruit and vegetables from their kitchen garden. It's in a great spot too with excellent views over the lake.
The park is an excellent place for dog walking with miles of woodland and parkland trails to explore. There's even a dedicated indoor area near the cafe where dog beds and blankets are provided. The 'Central Bark' cafe is located near the Walled Kitchen Garden and is geared up for dog walkers. They are kitted out with dog products, treats and toys.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head just a couple of miles south of the park and you could visit the splendid Thoresby Park. There's 1000 acres on the estate which includes woodland, a lake and views of the River Meden which runs through the park. There's also an interesting museum, a Victorian Courtyard and a gallery to see.
Just south of Thoresby there's the splendid Sherwood Forest Country Park. There's more great cycling and walking routes here with a visitor centre and the 800 year old Major Oak to see. The ancient tree is a highlight of the area and rumoured to be the base of Robin Hood. Around here there's Rufford Abbey Country Park near Edwinstowe. The historic abbey ruins are well worth a visit with a surrounding country park which includes a picturesque lake and beautiful gardens.
A few miles west of the park there's Cresswell Crags where you'll find a wonderful limestone gorge on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border. There's good walking trails, lots of interesting wildlife and a fascinating museum where you can see bones of lynx, beaver and wild pig dating from the last Ice Age 9,500 years ago.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.