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Clumber Park (NT)

RegionEast Midlands
ClubNottinghamshire Orienteering Club
Nearest townWorksop
PostcodeS80 3AZ
Carpark locationFollow signs for the Visitor Centre.

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Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres owned by the National Trust.

Clumber was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle.

The Clumber Park Family Course takes you through the Pleasure Grounds of Clumber Park passing historic landmarks such as the Gothic-style chapel and magnificent lake. Please note that marker no.3 is currently unavailable.

The Clumber Park Medium MapRun course is about 2.5 km long. This is available as a MapRun smartphone, see details below.

The permanent orienteering courses at Clumber were being revised in early 2020 before virus lock-down. The new markers on the ground for the Medium course were only partly in place and old markers have not yet been removed. Please treat the course as a virtual course with no markers.   

VOC Details

The Medium MapRun course is a 120-minute score course. 20 points per control, 10 points lost for every minute late.

Use the MapRunF app, details are found on the Virtual Orienteering Page
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tart the MapRun app when close to start, tap Events Near Me or Select Event and browse to the
UK/Nottinghamshire/Clumber Park folder.
We suggest that you download and print the course map above that has all the virtual control markers, but you can just use the one on your phone. Select Go to Start when ready.

When you are close to the Start (the triangle marked on the map) the phone will beep, the Start triangle changes to green and your time will begin.

Upload your results, your position can be found under Clumber Park on the Smartphone Orienteering page of the Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club website

Garmin watch owners may wish to use the companion app MapRunG.

Other Things to do in the Area

Entry fee to Clumber Park, National Trust members free. Follow signs for the Visitor Centre for the main car park which is close to the Start. Cafe, shop and walled kitchen garden. Other activities include walking, running, cycling and special events.

Clumber's mosaic of habitats is home to an amazing array of wildlife.

Please check National Trust website for current details of Clumber Park opening times, facilities and prices. Pre-booking is currently required at some times.

 

 

Further Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience