Waterfall at Clumber park cycle path in the East Midlands
Waterfall at Clumber park cycle path in the East Midlands

Nottinghamshire - Clumber Park Cycle Trails

See where your wheels take you at Clumber Park

Clumber Park is a special and important place, one of just a handful of Grade 1 registered parks in the country and enjoyed by many people. In fact it's one of the top five most visited National Trust places in the country and has over 20 miles of cycle trails to explore.

Clumber Park was home to the Dukes of Newcastle for over three centuries and was once part of the famous Sherwood Forest until the Duke of Newcastle enclosed the estate as a hunting park for Queen Anne in 1707.

Now owned by the National Trust, Clumber Park is open daily all year round. This wide expanse of parkland, farmland and woods covers over 3800-acres (1500 hectares) and was once the seat of the Dukes of Newcastle.

There are over 120 different types of tree at this wonderful property, offering year-round colour and including the memorable 2 mile avenue of limes, which forms the main approach.

At the heart of the estate is the magnificent serpentine lake, complete with balustraded bridge and delightful Doric Temple. A stroll along the lakeshore gives spectacular views and offers good fishing and birdwatching.

Cycle hire is available near the visitor centre and this is an excellent way to really appreciate the beautiful area of Clumber Park. There are several routes that you can take by bike and cyclists can also bring their own and pick up a map from the shop.

There's also an outdoor coffee shop and a cafe/restaurant selling local produce food too.