Doncaster Ramblers

Doncaster Ramblers Festival

DONCASTER RAMBLERS FESTIVAL WALKS May 26 – June 3 2018 (Final Draft)

Sat 26 May – 10 miles – 10 am - Challenger – DF

A Mexborough Meander

A very pleasant 10 miles’ circular walk from Denaby Ings via: Bolton upon Dearne; through Adwick Washland (RSPB) to Barnburgh, (with its rare dovecote and pinfold); High Melton; and finally downhill to the Ings. Approx 5½ hours. All welcome. Meet at Denaby Ings Car Park. Nearest P/Code S64 0JJ Walk leader: 07429 040943

Sat 26 May – 5 miles – 10.30 am – Stroller DF

Dare You Do This Conisbrough Walk?

A fascinating local walk with stories of ghosts, skeletons, disasters and who knows what else? Meet at Conisbrough Castle car park and enjoy visiting Burcroft, Conisbrough Crags, Lady’s Valley, Boggie Alley and Conisbrough Church grounds. Kids - bring your parents. Meet at Castle car park P/Code DN12 3HR Walk leader: 07981 424368

Sat 26 May – 3.75 miles - 2.00 pm – Stroller DF

Tickhill Wander

A leisurely stroll from The Buttercross along ancient tracks and into the delightful countryside around Tickhill with some information on the history of the landscape for good measure

Meet at Tickhill Buttercross P/Code DN11 9LX . Walk leader: 07754 248879

Sun 27 May – 5 miles – 10.30 am - Stroller – DF

Hampole Wood and Markham Grange

A short distance of road walking to Pickburn village followed by a lovely 5 mile walk around Hampole Wood. The pace will be easy but stout shoes are required. We return to Markham Grange Nursery where refreshments can be enjoyed, and a visit made to the steam museum and the many small shops. Meet at Markham Grange (exit) P/Code DN5 7XB Walk leader: 07546 526302

Sun 27 May – 5 miles – 10.30 am - Stroller - DF

Misterton Local History Walk

Meeting at All Saints Church Misterton for a 10:30 start.  Circular 5 mile leisurely walk with some stiles and a commentary on local historical sites along the way. Suitable for families. Allow 3 hours.

P/Code DN10 4AL (mobile on the day only 07967 772201)

Sun 27 May – 6 miles 1.30 pm Stroller - BE

Name That Tree (1) Afternoon Walk

Join Dave for a 6 mile stroll and learn to identify some common trees, and some less common ones. This is an ideal introduction to tree spotting along lanes, paths, streams and through woodland and some residential areas to the south of Bessacarr. You will also learn about the folklore and practical uses of many trees such as yew and hazel. Allow around 3 hours. Meet outside Hatchellwood School on Plumpton Park Road P/Code DN4 6SL Booking essential – 01302 538085

Mon 28 May – 4.5 miles 10 am Stroller DF

A Family Walk Around Sykehouse

Park and meet at The Old George in Sykehouse for easy, flat walk across fields (a few stiles), through woodland and alongside the canal. The Old George pub will be open on our return for drinks and lunch if desired. Suitable for familes.   P/Code DN14 9AU. Walk Leader: 07957 141627

Mon 28 May – Approx. 2.5 miles 10 am and throughout the day - Stroller - DF

An Introduction to Austerfield Mosaic Nature Reserve

Come along and enjoy the flora and fauna at Austerfield with staff on hand for Q. and A. sessions. Enjoy the centre displays and join one of the walks that will take place regularly throughout the day. Ideal for children of all ages. Refreshments available throughout the day. P/Code DN10 6RG Walk Leader: 07768 760476

Tue 29 May – 4.5 miles - 10 am - Stroller - BE

An Introduction to Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (1)

An overview of the work by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be followed by a guided walk around the reserve visiting some of its 14 bird hides. The Discovery Room and Café at the Visitors Centre will be available at the conclusion of the walk. Limited to 30 booked placed. Meet at Potteric Carr Reserve car park at 9.45 for a 10 am start. P/Code DN4 8DB Booking number 01302 536582

Tue 29 May – 16 miles 9 am Challenger – DF

The Heron Way (First Half))

An opportunity to complete the first half of The Heron Way. Meet at the Parrot’s Corner Park and Ride at 9.00 am and enjoy a full day’s walk through to Conisbrough Rail Station for the return journey on rail and bus. This linear walk takes in the pretty villages of Wadworth, Old Edlington and Hooton Roberts (lunch stop). There are “break out” points along the way on bus routes back into town if required. P/Code DN11 0GT Walk Leader: 07526 110477

Tue 29 May – 4 miles – 1.30 pm – Stroller - BE

Never Get Lost Again! - Map and Compass Basics

Join us for a 4 mile walk that will involve using a map and compass (provided). No previous knowledge is needed and although this is unlikely to turn you into a leader overnight, the aim is to boost your confidence and encourage you to venture out with more confidence and enjoy planning your own walks. All welcome. Meet at Cusworth Hall main car park P/Code DN5 7TU Grid Ref: SE545039 Booking essential. - 01302 851795

Tue 29 May – 6 miles 5.00 pm - Stroller - DF

Hooton Roberts Circular

This is a varied walk of just under 6 miles (2.5 hours) following footpaths and lanes through gently undulating countryside. The owner of The Earl of Stafford offers a warm welcome to any walkers who might enjoy a drink or a meal afterwards. Park and meet in the lower car park of The Earl of Stafford. P/Code S65 4PF Walk leader 07754 248879

Wed 30 May – 5 miles - 10.30 am – Stroller- DF - WF

Swinton – Discovering the Past History

A walk based in Swinton taking in the remains of the pottery industry, historic buildings, plaques and canals – and a memorial to a WW2 Victoria Cross hero. There is a small tea room near the start that opens at 10 am Park at end of New Station Road or the (free) public car park nearby. P/Code S64 8AH

Walk Leader: 07550 012716

Wed 30 May – 5 miles – 1.00 pm – Stroller – DF – BE

Cusworth Café Walk

This walk starts from Cusworth Park, we walk for just under 5 miles along mainly footpaths through the village of Sprotbrough before returning to Cusworth Park about 2 hours later for tea and cake at Butler’s Tea Rooms. Suitable for all but limited to 30 booked places. Park and meet in Cusworth Hall car park (pay and display). Booking essential: 01302 850199

Wed 30 May – 3 miles – 1.30 pm – Stroller – DF – BE

Beekeeping Walk (1)

Meet at The Landing in Fishlake (choice of two cafes) for a walk around Fishlake’s green lanes (2 stiles) ending with an introduction to beekeeping and an opportunity to see how bees function without getting stung! Allow 2-3 hours for this easy walk and chat. P/Code DN7 5JJ. Booking essential 01302 351032

Wed 30 May – 6 miles 5 pm Stroller- BE

Name That Tree (2) Evening Walk

Join Dave for a 6 mile stroll and learn to identify some common trees, and some less common ones. This is an ideal introduction to tree spotting along lanes, paths, streams and through woodland and some residential areas to the south of Bessacarr. You will also learn about the folklore and practical uses of many trees such as yew and hazel. Allow around 3 hours. Meet outside Hatchellwood School on Plumpton Park Road P/Code DN4 6SL Booking essential – 01302 538085

Thur 31 May – 5 miles – 10 am Stroller – DF

Sprotbrough Stroll *

A walk alongside the River Don and canal to Cusworth Hall and Gardens returning on footpaths to the Boat Inn at lunchtime. Park on Nursery Lane near Boat Inn, or roadside in village. Meet by Boat Inn P/Code DN5 7NB Walk leader: 07796 636212

Thur 31 May – 5 miles – 2.00 pm - Stroller – DF

Conisborough Viaduct Circular *

A riverside walk along The Don to the Conisbrough Viaduct. The walk passes under and then over the disused railway viaduct before returning to the Sprotbrough Flash Reserve to see the salmon and eel runs. Park on Nursery Lane near Boat Inn, or roadside in village. Meet by Boat Inn P/Code DN5 7NB Walk leader: 07796 636212

*Thur 31 May – 10 miles – 10 am – Strider – DF

Sprotbrough Discovery Figure of Eight Walk

Why not combine the two above walks to make a day long, 10 mile figure of eight walk?

 

Thur 31 May – 8 miles - 9.45 am – Strider – DF

Bentley to Highfields via Arksey (using public transport)

Starting from Mill Lane, Bentley we walk along the flood banks to Arksey. After a quick look at Arksey Church, we walk through Bentley Community Woodland and along the Trans Pennine Trail to Bentley where we have a picnic lunch in Bentley Park. Then we continue along the Trans Pennine Trail to Highfields where we catch a bus back to Doncaster Interchange. Meet at the bottom of the escalator in Doncaster Interchange at 9.45 in order to catch the 66 bus to Bentley High Street.

Walk leader: 07977 363797

Thur 31 May – 5 miles -2.00 pm - Stroller - DF

Wadworth Wanderer

A leisurely 2 hour stroll starting at Wadworth Church and passing through Wadworth Hall, the historic Shrubbery, one of the finest views over Doncaster, the site of a 10,000 year old rock shelter and other archaeological sites – all within 5 miles! Park at Wadworth car park or park locally (and considerately) and meet at Wadworth Church. P/Code DN11 9BW Walk leader: 07754 248879

Fri 1 June – 4.5 miles 10 am Stroller BE

An Introduction to Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (2)

An overview of the work by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be followed by a guided walk around the reserve visiting some of its 14 bird hides. The Discovery Room and Café at the Visitors Centre will be available at the conclusion of the walk. Limited to 30 booked placed. Meet at Potteric Carr Reserve car park at 9.45 for a 10 am start. P/Code DN4 8DB Booking essential – Tel number: 01302 536582

Fri 1 June – 5 miles 10 am Stroller DG

A Waterways Wander

Join Keith for this gentle, flat walk starting at Barnby Dun and visiting Bramwith Lock. Interesting features of the walk will include crossing an aqueduct and visiting the famous Kirk Bramwith church. Two stiles and a bridge. All welcome. Park and meet at the car park next to Barnby Dun canal bridge (extra roadside parking available nearby). P /Code DN3 1EB Walk leader: 07845 963842

Fri 1 June - 3 miles – 1.30 pm – Stroller – DF - BE

Beekeeping Walk (2)

Meet at The Landing in Fishlake (choice of two cafes) for a walk around Fishlake’s green lanes (2 stiles) ending with an introduction to beekeeping and an opportunity to see how bees function without getting stung! Allow 2-3 hours for this easy walk and chat. P/Code DN7 5JJ. Booking essential 01302 351032

Sat 2 June – 13.5 miles – 10 am - Challenger – DF

The Heron Way (Second Half)

A linear walk for more seasoned walkers from Conisbrough rail station to Castle Hills Park and Ride. The walk starts on the Trans Pennine Trail and fringes the villages of High Melton, Hickleton, Hooton Pagnell and Pickburn. This is the second part of the 31 mile Heron Way – see Tuesday 29th May for first half. Meet at Conisbrough Rail Station at 10 am (Trains from Doncaster Station at 9.05 and 9.27) P/Code DN12 3DF. Tel: 07539 773353

Sun 3 June – 5-6 miles - 10.30 am - Strider - DF - BE

A Cotton Grass Guided Walk on Hatfield Moors

An opportunity to visit this fascinating and historic site and learn about its background and rare flora and fauna from the Reserve Manager and NNR volunteers. Meet at Boston Park car park on Hatfield Moors – off A614 between Hatfield Woodhouse and Blaxton. Nearest P/Code DN7 6DR   GR SE683048 Booking essential : 01302 536582

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017