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Clumber Park and Hardwick

September 14, 2012

It may no longer have its stately home like Welbeck Abbey, but Clumber is still the jewel in the crown of the Dukeries because so much of it is open to the public. The Park is more than 3,800 acres (15 km²) in size and features woods, open heath and rolling farmland. It contains a serpentine lake covering 87 acres (352,000 m²), and the longest double avenue of lime trees in Europe. The avenue extends over three miles (5km), and was created by the 5th Duke of Newcastle in the 19th century.

Clumber Park has been a very popular National Trust Country Park for many years.

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Nottinghamshire History Clumber Park  and Wikipedia Clumber Park.

Walks

Clumber National Trust walk  Easy 2.4km walk round heart of Clumber. National trust guide leaflet – see printer version below photo of the cricket pavilion. Recommended

Clumber Park walk 1  Leisurely – 5.5 miles (8.3km)Hardwick to Crookford – this walk is best or weekends or evenings – Footbridges at the fords at the Hardwick and Crookford. Warning – crossing the A614 twice. Recommended

Clumber Park walk 2  Moderate  – 9.3 miles (14.9km)  Clumber to Crookford as walk 1 with Clumber and the lake added. Recommended

Clumber Park walk 3  Leisurely – 4 miles (6.4km) Start at center of Clumber by the lake. Walk to the church and follow the path through the large trees (parallel to the lake).  Wander round Hardwick Village and visit the ford. Recommended

Clumber Park walk 4  Leisurely – 6 miles (9.6km) Pleasant route is the less frequented parts of Clumber. Recommended

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