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Dukeries Trail 5: Clumber Park and West Markham

 Route type

walk/cycle (linear)


6 miles

 Surface and gradients

 surfaced paths only and moderate gradients

 Parking nearby


 On bus routes

yes - plan a journey

Cycle hire


 On-road sections


 Starting point

A614 light controlled crossing near Free Board Lane

 OS map number

Explorer 270 and 271


This section is nearly all along roads. Follow the green Dukeries Trail waymarks and signs for Harby and Lincoln. 

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.