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19) Clumber Park, National Trust, Worksop, S80 3AZ.
You really can cover a lot of miles on and in the grounds of this estate, typically I cover around 16 miles though obviously you can do as much or as little as you like.
Much is on tarmac - wide paths, if you choose to do the larger circular route then much is on wide dirt path and bridleway. A few moderate hills to tackle.
Facilities on site:
The site is owned and operated by the National Trust and so has a good standard of disabled and guest facilities. Free to visit and park if you are a National Trust member, if not then the cost is £5 per adult, £2.50 for a child, or £12.50 for a family.
Due to the pandemic the site is restricting access - so you have to book a time when you visit, also the services are greatly reduced. Do check their website and plan you visit.
Lots of disabled parking, Good cafe and disabled toilets at the main visitor centre. There is a bike hire centre that also have two electric Trampers available for you to loan. They also do std and electric bikes that people can hire.
Dogs are permitted.
There is a fantastic and long route (16 miles) that can be followed using the centres Trampers , or your own electric power chair / or powered front wheel. Easy to follow numbered signposts. Therefor I haven't added a step by step route to follow.
Highlights - a beautiful & ancient forest and grounds. Stunning buildings and lake.
Wildlife in abundance, songbirds, Geese, Fowl, Woodpeckers, Grebes, Egrets, Owls, Deer, Badgers, Squirrels, voles, mice, stoats, Kingfisher. Buzzard, Kestrel, Heron. Cuckoo, Lark, Swillow, Swallow, House Martin. Many species of Butterfly, Moth, Dragonfly, Damselfly.
A couple of bird hides to visit- thought sadly no disabled viewing points provided.
Often I loose all mobile signal so bear that in mind if you are doing the longer route.
There are no steps, or stiles or gates to negotiate.
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