Doncaster Ramblers

Welcome to Doncaster Ramblers



Doncaster Ramblers have over 200 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.

On the seDSCN1875cond 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. 

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 about 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.


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Get Doncaster Moving

Please note that information on our walks for DMBC Get Doncaster Walking is now listed on the Get Doncaster Moving website. No leaflets will be issued and our next walk is a 4.5 mile tree recognition stroll around Bessacarr on June 17th.

Car Sharing

Members are welcome to meet at the Park and Ride, Rossington, when convenient to reduce the number of cars taken to a walk. This is an informal arrangement.

Saturday, 16th June - local walk. No Park and Ride meet-up.

Tuesday, 19th June - Fridaythorpe. Depart 8.15.

The Walking PartnershipDoncaster Ramblers are proud to be affiliated to the Walking Partnership. Support our group by booking your walking holidays with Ramblers Walking Holidays or Adagio and nominate Doncaster Ramblers when booking to ensure we receive vital funds. Click for details RWH logo

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

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.

Go Outdoors

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Tel: 0344 3876846 Email:

Just show your Ramblers ID or Proof of Membership at the payment desk in store.

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Doncaster Ramblers Walking Festival 2018

Thank you for returning all the information about your Festival walk(s).
From this information I can now provide the following facts.
During the Festival:
1. We walked 148 miles in total
2. 315 people enjoyed a walk with us
3. 163 places on walks were members of the public
The next steps will be to produce a fuller summary report from the Festival Committee and draw out the winners of the Go Outdoors prizes.
Watch this space!
All the best, Dave Binnington
To see a selection of photos from many of the festival walks click on Photos, above.  DG 


So far this year Ramblers have checked  125 Rights of Way out of 591 in the DMBC area.

Our Maintenance teams have had 5 sessions carrying out improvements and repairs on various parts of the footpath network.

Walk Reports

Saturday, 16th June - Campsall Country Calling
In warm, cloudy weather, with forecasts of thundery downpours by mid-afternoon, nineteen adventurous individuals and one dog assembled in the car park of Campsall Country Park. The briefing soon over and back marker in place, the group set off in high spirits promptly at ten o’clock. The first couple of miles embraced open parkland, lakeside vistas and shadowy, semi-overgrown, narrow woodland paths where encounters with Bear Grylls were expected around every twist. From the park, we headed towards Windmill cottages where we enjoyed our elevenses, feeding ourselves and some adjacent four-legged friends. The anticipated tall grasses of one field had been flattened by storm ‘Hector’ so progress here was swifter than expected and gave us some time to debate whether to use a gate that had been superbly reconstructed by the Ramblers maintenance team or dodge it altogether and walk straight on. Only one chose the gate (we believe he’d shed blood and tears as part of the maintenance squad!). Onwards then we trod on good roads and through some rugged terrain to reach Kirk Smeaton and our lunch stop, with the Shoulder of Mutton providing some welcome seating and hospitality in its beer garden. After our rest, we set off towards Norton and passing the huge solar farm on former Askern Colliery land, we returned to the starting point.  The predicted downpour from the gathering dark, ominous clouds came a couple of hours later but the only ‘danger’ we encountered on our walk was from a couple of  friendly youths on fast and very noisy motor-bikes. TJ
Tuesday, 12th June - Pop Over to Ashover
After possiby the longest ever briefing at a Doncaster Ramblers walk (all good though, especially the Limerick and the dog story) over 30 of us set off to walk in the glorious countryside from the Ogston Reservoir near Clay Cross. The walk was varied, with small, dark, atmospheric woods aplenty, narrow, overgrown stiles to clamber through, wonderful open vistas to admire, a long, straight trod to climb with an old lead mine at the top, as well as a new-born calf to marvel over, and a collection of limericks in the pub to applaud. What more could we want? A beautifully planned and led walk by Dave and Bob, admirably back-marked by softly-spoken Norman. DG    Photos on Wednesday morning.

Local weather

Tuesday, June 19, 2018