Welbeck Abbey Estate
Follow the waymarked trails through the Welbeck Estate on this easy walk on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border. The Welbeck Abbey estate is located just to the south west of Worksop. You can begin your walk from the Harley Gallery car park just of the A60 in Welbeck. Just to the north of the car park you can pick up a section of the Robin Hood Way long distance footpath. If you follow it east it will take you through the estate to the lovely Shrubbery and Gouldsmeadow Lakes. The path passes between the two lakes with splendid views across the woodland and parkland of the estate.
This walk finishes at South Lodge just past the lakes but you can keep heading east through the woodland to Clumber Park. It's only a few miles away and a great way to extend your walk. Also nearby is the lovely Cresswell Crags.
Here you will find a fascinating limestone gorge set on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border. The crags are just to the west of the start point for this walk so are easy to visit at the same time. If you head up to Cresswell Crags you could then follow the Robin Hood Way south east through the Welbeck Deer Park. Here you can look out for the beautiful white deer.
PostcodeS80 3LW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Welbeck Estate Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Welbeck Estate Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Welbeck Estate OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Welbeck Estate Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The parkland and woodland on the estate makes for a fine dog walk. Please stay on the public paths and keep your dog on a lead or under close control because of the wildlife.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the south east there's another grand estate in the shape of 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 a few miles south west there's Poulter Country Park in Nether Langwith. There's nice waymarked trails, a nature reserve and a fine viewpoint to enjoy here. You could pick up the Archaeological Way to the west of the site at Elmton and then follow it south to reach the park.
The estate is located just south west of Worksop where you can enjoy an easy waterside stroll along the Chesterfield Canal.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Derbyshire Walks page.