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Dukeries Trail 3: Sherwood Forest to Clumber South Lodge and Thoresby Park

 Route type

 walk/cycle (linear)


 7 miles

 Surface and gradients

 surfaced paths only and no steep gradients

 Parking nearby


 On bus routes

 yes - plan a journey

 On-road sections


 Starting point

Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre, Forest Corner.

Cycle hire


 OS map number

 Explorer 270


Follow the green Dukeries Trail Waymarks, and the green Dukeries Trail signs for Clumber and Thoresby.

The Dukeries Trail is a 32 mile route funded through the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA). Starting at Shirebrook in the west, it runs through the 3 counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire connecting at its east end to an off-road route into the heart of Lincoln. The Dukeries was the name given to the area containing the country estates of Clumber Park, Welbeck Abbey, and Thoresby Park, set up with the profits from the industrial revolution. On the way it passes through Sherwood Forest, as well as relics of the coal mining which funded the Ducal estates.