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nottinghamshire walking guide

Nottinghamshire is a historic county with a diverse landscape. From the open, undulating Wolds in the south to Sherwood Forest in the north, there are over 2,000 miles of footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways for you to enjoy on foot, bike or horse.

Discover delightful villages and beautiful countryside, mighty rivers and hidden lakes, fabulous flowers and enchanting wildlife. This booklet contains routes suitable for all ages and abilities, so there’s something to tempt everyone to get out and explore beautiful Nottinghamshire.

The walk is mainly through woodland and agricultural land in some of the quieter parts of Clumber and finishes by the lakeside, and is perfect for a summer evening.

southern clumber

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location

 distance

difficulty

clumber   park

6
miles

easy

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7.4 miles

6.9 miles

from 
ollerton

from 
edwinstowe

time

2 - 3
hours

Sunrise at Clumber park ford

Sherwood forest offer 4 walks and trails that gives you a great introduction to the forest – they are the perfect way to begin to get to know this exciting place, walks ranging in distance from ¾ -  4 miles 

Sherwood forest walks

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location

 distance

difficulty

sherwood forest

3/4 - 4
miles

easy

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2.3 miles

8 min walk

from 
ollerton

from 
edwinstowe

time

30 min -
2:30

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A delightful walk of 6 miles (9.5km) through woodland and heathland along the border of the Ducal Estates of Clumber and Thoresby. This walk avoids areas of the park that may contain grazing livestock. Generally on good paths but some paths can be muddy after wet weather.

thoresby border walk

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location

 distance

difficulty

clumber   park

6
miles

moderate

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7.4 miles

6.9 miles

from 
ollerton

from 
edwinstowe

time

2:30 - 4
hours

Thoresby courtyard

The route identifies some possible sites of Second World War activities; in addition look out for evidence of significant earth works which are present throughout the park.

the second world war @ clumber

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location

 distance

difficulty

clumber   park

6
miles

easy

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7.4 miles

6.9 miles

from 
ollerton

from 
edwinstowe

time

2-3
hours

Winston Churchill at Clumber 1941

A 7.5 mile route on good paths that visits both familiar and not so familiar features in the park. These cover the time when the park was a ducal estate and used as a munitions store

during World War 2.

curiosities walk (longer)

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location

 distance

difficulty

clumber   park

7.5
miles

moderate

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7.4 miles

6.9 miles

from 
ollerton

from 
edwinstowe

time

3:30 - 7
hours

The long range glasshouse

Explore the parkland for yourself on this easy trail to uncover Clumber’s past and enjoy a little wildlife-spotting along the way.

clumber wild life spotting

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location

 distance

difficulty

clumber   park

1.5
miles

easy

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7.4 miles

6.9 miles

from 
ollerton

from 
edwinstowe

time

0:45
minutes

Clumber park cricket pavillion

Starting from the visitor facilities, based in the stables and outbuildings of the now demolished house, follow an easy route with clear paths giving views of clumber lake, parkland, and heathland. The route is waymarked with orange (one direction) and olive (reverse direction) markers.

waymarked walk

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location

 distance

difficulty

clumber   park

5
miles

easy

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7.4 miles

6.9 miles

from 
ollerton

from 
edwinstowe

time

3
hours

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Enjoy grand views of Clumber from several vantage points as you walk round the estate through a mixture of habitats including woodland, parkland and heathland.

the robin hood way

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location

 distance

difficulty

clumber   park

8
miles

moderate

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7.4 miles

6.9 miles

from 
ollerton

from 
edwinstowe

time

4
hours

A tranquil waterfall at Clumber Park