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.

On the seP1090891cond 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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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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Walk Reports

Tuesday, 27th June - Derbyshire, but not as you know it
Peter had devised another interesting and original walk for us in The Handleys - an area between Dronfield and Eckington. The weather forecast did not deter 28 ramblers from gathering in Coal Aston and, amazingly, waterproofs were not needed at all during the day. We soon left civilisation and were up on the hills with panoramic views to enjoy. After a welcome coffee break we made our way to the Fox and Hounds in Marsh Lane for a lunch break and pub stop. We were made welcome although the tea and coffee facilities were severely stretched! Apparently the beer was very good. The afternoon walk back was delightful and we passed through tall beech woodland, fields of ripening barley and rape crops and along pretty lanes and footpaths with expansive views looking north towards Sheffield. Lee backmarked with laidback effectiveness. Thanks Peter (and Alison) for another lovely, original walk. DB
Thursday, 22 June - Wadworth Hall
Owen led another walk to celebrate the 300th anniversary of architect James Paine's birth, this time featuring Wadworth Hall. This is a private dwelling and is very difficult to see. Nevertheless Owen gave us the background to the building, built in 1750, at the start of our leisurely 7.5 mile walk around the footpaths and lanes around Wadworth and Wilsic. DG 


Ramblers have started checking the Rights of Ways in 2017, and so far we have checked 90 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.

Since the beginning of the year our Maintenance teams have had 4 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.

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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Wednesday, June 28, 2017