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 seDSCN4278cond 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.








Car Sharing

We have been experimenting with meeting at the Rossington Park and Ride at 8.30am to share cars to walks.  It is accepted that the location of the walk will determine whether people go to the Park and Ride to share, as is the distance to the start.  Clearly for a local walk it makes little sense to drive there and share.  Clearly, a fixed time is not good enough either so I will try altering the times, depending on the distance to the start. So, the plan is to put something on the website over the weekend preceeding Tuesday's walk.  I use to find the driving time.  For Tuesday's walk it tells me it will take 49 minutes to get to LS17 9EQ, so a start time of 8.30 should be good.  DG

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.Click for details

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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Doncaster Ramblers Walking Festival 2018

Plans are now very much in place for the forthcoming Doncaster Ramblers Walk Festival. Go Outdoors have kindly donated two prizes for the event and have expressed a willingness to work closely with us. Currently, programmes and posters are being produced and printed with the help of Doncaster Council. Once these are ready, we will be in a position to launch the event with an anticipated date around April 1st. Thanks again to everyone who is working hard to make this a successful event. DB


Ramblers have checked all of the 591Rights of Way in the DMBC area in 2017. Congratulations and many thanks to all of you who walked the paths.

This year our Maintenance teams have had 1 session carrying out improvements and repairs on various parts of the footpath network.

Walk Reports

Saturday, 17th March - Domesday Villages Trail
A bitterly cold day, with frequent flurries of snow, didn't deter 17 walkers.  We met at Sprotbrough for a walk visiting several villages recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Among the 17 walkers was Callum, withhis Dad - quite a walk for one so young. Starting at the church in Sprotbrough we made our way down to the Boat Inn, then along part of the Trans Pennine Trail, a smooth section, deserted today except for an occsional jogger. We walked alongside the Conisbrough viaduct, through a small wood and then to Cadeby and High Melton. Across very muddy field to Marr for a lunch stop and then back to Sprotborough. Thanks to Tony L and Peter for leading this walk and ensuring that the 17 who started out all returned to Sprotborough safely. DG  
Tuesday, 13th March - "A Healing Walk"
It was a pleasure to welcome some new members on their first walk with us and they joined 24 others on this gentle walk starting in Laceby. Having avoided paying £5 to park in the (empty) village car park (because it wouldn't accept our payments) we gathered by the church and set off across the fields on good paths to neighbouring Aylesby and then mainly along field headlands towards our lunchtime pub stop in Wybers Wood, pausing along the way for a coffee break. Suitably refreshed, the afternoon return leg took us through some wetland areas and alongside the River Freshney and Laceby Beck. Ornithological highlights of the day were groups of cormorants drying their wings, a perched sparrowhawk (see photos - but the sparrowhawk was a dummy!) and several buzzards circling and mewling above some woodland. Although muddy in parts, this was a straightforward level walk in the fresh air and occasional sunshine. Thank goodness it wasn't a day earlier or a couple of days later! Everyone enjoyed a good stretch and a chat and Pete was as reliable as ever as our leader, with Alan as sweeper. Thanks Pete, with Alson's help, for planning and leading today's walk. DB
Sunday, March 18, 2018