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.

 

 

 

 

Nur Indian Restaurant

Nur Indian Restaurant, off Edlington Lane, Edlington, has advertised in our Wallks Programme for many years. The Committee had a meal there in January and it was excellent. We can definitely recommend it to our members (we would have invited you all but it is quite small).

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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The Walking Partnership

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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.

Volunteers

Ramblers have started checking the Rights of Ways in 2017, and so far we have checked 60 paths out of the 589 in the DMBC area. The condition of the paths varies considerably during the year of course. At present, with the dry weather and before weed growth peak season, they provide excellent walking.

Our Maintenance teams have already had 4 sessions looking after our paths.

Walk Reports

In spite of an inclement weather warning, over 40 of us met in the car park at Newmillerdam in bright sunshine and enjoyed a braw, easy walk along disused railway tracks, farm tracks, canal banks and woodland trails towards Walton for lunch at the New Inn. The shorter afternoon walk back to Newmillerdam was interspersed with short, sharp hail showers but we were treated to a dry finish through the lovely woodland surrounding the lake. Thanks Pete for planning and leading this pleasant walk and to the dynamic duo of Pete and Alison who were excellent backmarkers. DB

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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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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Wednesday, April 26, 2017