A stone’s throw from the busy East Midlands, Clumber Park is a truly breathtaking place, covering 3,800 acres of picturesque parkland, open heath and woodland…
At its centre lies a magnificent lake that seems to stretch for miles (in reality there’s a fantastic 5-mile loop). Clumber is a perfect destination for running, with a weekly parkrun, guided group runs and a network of inviting trails. There’s a huge choice when it comes to racing too, including the Dukeries 10 in February and Dukeries 30/40 in May. There’s plenty here to keep the family entertained, and you can even stay onsite, with camping and glamping on the edge of the park.
Distance: 6 miles (9km)
Start/finish: Clumber Park (NT) car park, Worksop, near S80 3AZ
Terrain: Trail, path, some quiet road
Ascent: 112 metres
Navigation: Easy to moderate
Good for: Families
Route info: wildrunning.net
A wonderfully peaceful run in the 3,800acre Clumber Park estate, escaping the popular (but enjoyable) 5-mile lake loop and heading out into the wilder parts of the park. The route creates a larger circuit around the lake, taking in peaceful woodland, open heath and parkland on perfect running trails.
From the car park, run SW to the lake, and head down a wide path through woods to reach the 18th century Clumber Bridge and 19th century grotto. Pass Drayton and Normanton Gates, 2 of the 7 park entrances, and cross open farmland alongside woodland with views down to the lake and weir.
After Hardwick village the route returns to the lake, the Pleasure Ground and Lincoln Terrace before ending back at the car park.