Copyright © Richard Harpum
Clumber Park is one of the Dukeries and is located in part of what is left of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It is now a National Trust property and my wife and I visit often and walk in the 3,800 acre park.
Unfortunately, the main house was demolished in 1938 after a major fire but the Gothic revival chapel remains and is a prominent sight around the park, especially along the lake.
I took this painting from one of a series of photographs I took in September this year and was particularly taken by the atmospheric and peaceful feel of the late afternoon. Until I started studying my photos, I had not appreciated just how many swans and other waterfowl there are at Clumber.
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