Doncaster Ramblers

Welcome to Doncaster Ramblers

Doncaster Ramblers have over 220 members and we are part of the Ramblers, a national charity.

We provide walks on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year. These walks are usually of about 10 miles in length and vary in location from local walks starting from Thorne, Fishlake, Edlington and Epworth, etc, to Grindleford, Calver and Hathersage in the beautiful Peak District, to walks in the Castle Howard area, in the Wolds, as well as many more locations up to about an hour's drive away. These walks are for reasonably experienced walkers.

29927067873 23bcdaca4b z On the second Thursday of every month there is a 7-8 mile walk in the local area, with members meeting at the foot of the escalator near the information point in Doncaster Transport Interchange at 9.45 am, or meet at the start point. 

In the Summer months there is a walk of about 5 miles in the local area every Wednesday evening, another excellent way to get to know your local area. Sometimes these walks finish at a pub or a fish and chips shop. 

Our walks are listed in the box on the left.  Click on them for more details, including the leader's phone number if you would like more information. 

There is also information about our walk categories, what to bring, etc.

Ramblers is not only about walking. Our volunteers monitor the Rights of Way in Doncaster (there are homemaintabout 590, the number changes slightly from year to year as new paths are created, and some extinguished) to identify problems and our maintenance teams assist DMBC in building and repairing stiles, kissing gates and bridges, and clearing overgrown paths. Ramblers Volunteers also attend meetings of the DMBC Public Rights of Way Forum where wider issues concerning the network are discussed. Please see our Volunteers section for further details.

 

 

 

 

Lost Ways

Doncaster Ramblers have established a Lost Ways committee, seeking to find potential lost ways within DMBC. A claim using historical evidence must now be made and completed by 2026. At this time any paths which have not been recorded on the definitive map using historical evidence of rights for the claim will have those historical rights extinguished. How can a "Lost Way" be discovered? There may be local people who can recall a track or path that was used in the early part of the last century by relatives, there may be indications on the current map that a way would have logically continued to a place or from a highway junction, there may be double hedgelines that could have enclosed a route or there could be evidence from old maps or other historic records. 

The Walking Partnership

Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor.

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And a 20% discount for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

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Volunteers

100% of paths checked again! Well done, and thanks to all our Square walkers and Maintenance teams.

Ramblers Volunteers have now walked all the 589 paths in Doncaster in 2016 and reported over 90 problems to DMBC.

Our Maintenance teams have fixed over 65 problems.

This work can be enjoyable and rewarding and new volunteers are always welcome.

Walk Reports

Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 - Conisbrough/Cusworth Circuit

A grey day didn't deter 42 members from meeting at the Boat Inn and setting off on a 10 mile figure of eight walk taking in Cusworth Hall, The Don Gorge, Sprotbrough Flash and a walk under and over a fascinating railway viaduct. This was Norman's first walk as leader and he did a fine job marshalling us all and getting us back safe and sound just as the drizzle was beginning to fall. Lee fulfilled the role of backmarker with aplomb. There were some inevitable muddy stretches and the need for some "puddle jumping" after lunch but as a teambuilding exercise this was very effective!
Thanks, Norman for volunteering to lead. You have passed the assessment and can become a regular leader. DB

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Thursday, January 19, 2017