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 seDSCN2247cond 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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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.

Walk Reports

Thursday 17th August - Cowick Hall, James Paine Festival Walk
Thirteen of us set off on Owen's walk, or for those with triskaidekaphobia, fourteen including Nigel's dog. The weather was glorious and we walked through the leafy streets of Snaith for a fine view of Cowick Hall. Then north to Ings Lane before turning north again to the banks of the River Aire. It was a very pleasant walk along the Aire with a cooling breeze and sunshine before turning left to Gowdall and the pretty footpath back to Snaith for a 7.5 mile walk. Many thanks to Owen Evans for an enjoyable walk and Rob Elvidge for back marker duties. MW
Tuesday 15th August - Edale Skyline
After a delayed start due to road closures and a motorway delay, 26 of us set off on this epic walk. Prior to the walk it was agreed that there would be an A and a B party (full 21 miles and shorter 13 miles). We were pleased to welcome a number of guests from other groups - especially those that had brought chocolate brownie to share! Off we went and we were soon climbing up the toughest climb of the day towards Ringing Roger where stunning views awaited. Win Hill seemed a long way off from here but we pressed on along a mainly flat route and soon stooped for coffee on Upper Moor. At this point it was agreed that the 21 mile "whippets" should be unleashed to crack on and that the rest of us would take a more moderate pace up to Win Hill and eventually down into Hope. Some remaining members pressed on towards their 21 mile target but a group of us decided to stop for lunch and a cuppa in Hope and the 13 mile route. We climbed Lose Hill and then enjoyed a stunning ridge walk along to Mam Tor with gin clear views over two valleys with the ash, elm and oak trees like broccoli florets in the Hope Valley and a Hornby Dublo trains zinging along the Edale Valley on our right before our final descent. It was a perfect day to enjoy the splendours of this beautiful venue and thank you, David, for planning and managing the complexities of the walk, given the eventual 3 separate groups. And as to the "whippets"? They were last seen a couple of miles ahead of us and disappearing over the skyline towards Manchester! DB


Ramblers have checked 160 rights of way out of the 589 in the DMBC area in 2017.

Since the beginning of the year our Maintenance teams have had 8 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.

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  • 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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Friday, August 18, 2017