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. 

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Walk: Tuesday, 28th March

It is not possible to take dogs on this walk. A section of the walk is specifically 'No dogs'.


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

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

Our Maintenance teams fixed over 65 problems.

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

Walk Reports

Tuesday, 21st March - Tantalising Tansley Dale 
Eighteen of us met at the village cross in the pretty village of Great Longstone for this slightly more challenging 12 mile walk. The sun was shining as we set off North (uphill of course) to Longstone Edge and up Black Harry Lane to Wardlow Mires where we crossed the main road into the lovely Cressbrook Dale and Peter's Stone with its stunning outline but gory history. Another stiff climb up Tansley Dale brought us to Litton village where we enjoyed a visit to the quintessentially warm and snug Derbyshire pub, the Red Lion, where we were made very welcome. After lunch, we returned via a different path into Cressbrook Dale and past the impressive Cressbrook Mill  to join the Monsall Trail which brought us back to Great Longstone via a restored railway tunnel. This was a great day out with lots to enjoy throughout the day and very well led by Alan who was able to tell us some interesting facts on the way round. Dennis's backmarking was characteristically idiosyncratic but nonetheless all of us returned safely. Thanks Alan and Dennis, everyone had a great day thanks to your efforts. DB
Several of the photos of this walk have information added in the attached boxes. Click on icon bottom right of the photo.

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  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
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  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
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Sunday, March 26, 2017