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 seDSCN2568cond 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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The Walking PartnershipDoncaster Ramblers are proud to be affiliated to the Walking Partnership. Help support our group by booking your walking holidays with Ramblers Walking Holidays, Chapters Experience Holidays, Adagio or Load off your back and nominate your local walking groups name when booking to ensure we receive vital funds through the walking partnership.

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

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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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You can now join the Ramblers by using £11 Tesco Clubcard Vouchers to swap for your first years membership. Click on the Clubcard Logo for details.

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Doncaster Ramblers Walking Festival 2018

We are planning a walking festival for 26 May – 3 June 2018. It is early days but please see the tab above for more information.It covers our idear so far and a request for member involvement. All ideas are welcome.


Walk Reports

Tuesday 17th October - Hathersage Hike
Following the recent, unusual weather conditions, a lovely Autumn day awaited almost 30 of us as we met in Hathersage for this "undulating" walk in Kev's favourite area for walking. We began to climb up towards North Lees with grand views of Stanage Edge above us and then began a circular route back towards Hathersage where we stopped for lunch with plenty of refreshment options. The afternoon section of this figure-of-eight took us up again to Offerton Hall with the best views of day over the Derwent Valley towards Stanage. After a steep descent we joined the Derwent Heritage Way and walked alongside the river for a couple of miles before crossing Leadmill Bridge and returning under the railway bridge to our cars. Although only 9.5 miles in total we all felt that we had completed a well worthwhile ramble with more than enough uphills to exercise our legs! The clear blue skies and autumn shades were an added bonus. Thanks, Kev, for planning an leading another lovely walk for us all and to Peter and Tony for backmarking. DB

Sunday, 15th October - Charity Walk

Doncaster Ramblers have taken up the challenge from BBC Countryfile to ramble for Children in Need, this week. The Ramblers were joined by MP Caroline Flint, ramblers and local residents for the Five mile Tickhill Trek.

Said Caroline: “Congratulations to the Doncaster Ramblers for taking up the Countryfile challenge for Children in Need. I was delighted to be able to join them.  The walk was led by Ramblers Chair David Gadd, who had an impressive knowledge of local history.”  

Said Peter Rowsell of Doncaster Ramblers: “It was fantastic to have Caroline Flint and friends along for this walk.  We could not have had a better day to raise money for Children in Need.” The ramble route passed Eastfield Farm, where residents were harvesting pumpkins for Halloween; the suspected location of the lost ancient village of Dadsley, and Stancil, the site of an ancient Roman villa. So far, the Tickhill Trek has raised £370, including money collected on the day.  If you want to support Children in Need, you can donate at



Please note the next Volunteers work party will be on Wednesday, 18th October and not as stated in the Walks Programme.

Ramblers have checked 262 rights of way out of the 589 in the DMBC area in 2017.

Since the beginning of the year our Maintenance teams have had 11 sessions carrying out improvements and repairs on various parts of the footpath network. Repairs to bridges, steps, stiles and the installation of kissing gates and way-mark posts, continue to be the norm, but we also replaced a long section of fencing on the Trans Pennine Trail at Sykehouse, which involved 14 volunteers! See photograph left below.

Saturday, October 21, 2017