GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lambley Dumbles

1 miles (2.4 km)

This walk explores the delightful Lambley Dumbles in Nottinghamshire. The area is a lovely place for a walk with streams, waterfalls, ancient woodlandand lots of interesting geology and flora to see.
The walk starts in the village and then heads west to the Dumbles and Bonney Doles. Here you can pick up a circular footpath heading along both sides of the stream. There's information boards along the way which will tell you all about different plants and trees you can see on the walk. There's also a map with all the footpaths you can follow through the surrounding area. Here you'll find woodlands, orchards, rolling farmland and the scenic steep sided valleys known as the Dumbles. These valleys were formed at the end of the ice age when large amounts of thawing ice created the streams that carved out the valleys into the bedrock. The streams flow east into the village where they converge with the River Trent to form the Cocker Beck.


NG4 4PN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lambley Dumbles OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lambley Dumbles Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Lambley village there's a couple of good options for post walk refreshment. You could head to The Woodlark Inn where there's delicious fish dishes and an outdoor seating area. You can find them on Church Street at postcode NG4 4QB. There's also The Lambley which has a nice garden and does a fine Sunday Roast. You can find them on Main Street at postcode NG4 4PN

Dog Walking

The woodland and country trails make for a nice dog walk. The Lambley and The Woodlark pubs mentioned above are also very dog friendly with water and treats available at the latter.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east there's the neighbouring village of Lowdham where you can explore the scenic valley of the Cocker Beck.
Head a little further east from the village and you can pick up the popular Trent Valley Way. Here you can visit the riverside villages of Gunthorpe, Radcliffe on Trent, Fiskerton, Rolleston and Shelford and visit the large lakes at Holme Pierrepont Country Park near West Bridgford.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.


Dumbles wildlife - - 1013783

Dumbles wildlife. The information board at the site, detailing the trees and plants you can see here. This includes mosses, liverworts, ferns, golden saxifrage, ancient oak woodland, yellow archangel and wood anenome. In the spring and summer there are also lots of lovely wildflowers including violets and celandines.

Waterfall on the Lambley Dumble - - 231704

This Waterfall on the Lambley Dumble, located just upstream (west) of the point where a tributary merges with it to the west of Lambley Village, normally receives a much smaller flow of water. However, after heavy rain, the water flow can increase massively (and very suddenly, as we discovered).

Lambley Village - - 1013684

Lambley Village. Viewed from the mound on Round Hill. The village nestles in the bottom of the Cocker Beck valley where it splits into the two Lambley 'Dumbles'. The steep sided valley has been cut out of glacial deposits by the streams.

Bonney Doles - - 1127309

Bonney Doles. This field has been traditionally managed and retained as a traditional flower meadow. The striping from last year's hay cut shows that it was once part of one of the medieval village fields cultivated on the ridge and furrow system. It is designated as open access land. Part of the area has been planted as woodland.

Top Dumble - - 1127250

Top Dumble. Seen from the ridge to the south of the Dumble. The stream runs in a deep cut among the trees; these have been able to flourish as a remnant of mature woodland because the banks are too steep for agriculture.

Top Dumble stream (1) - - 1127284

Top Dumble stream. Seen from the footbridge. This shows clearly how the stream bed is incised through the strata of sedimentary rocks, which are largely of a soft mudstone.

Top Dumble waterfall (4) - - 1127302

Top Dumble waterfall

Dumble Trail - - 1127312

Dumble Trail. Footpaths in the Lambley Dumbles are well organised and include a number of information boards, one of which can be seen here. The trails are clearly well patronised.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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