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 seDSCN1875cond 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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Car Sharing

Members are welcome to meet at the Park and Ride, Rossington, when convenient to reduce the number of cars taken to a walk. This is an informal arrangement.

Saturday, 19th May - Langsett.  Depart 8.45.

This walk has had to be changed, but the start-time and location remaining unchanged.   It's a moderate 10 miles from Langsett Barn via Midhopestones, Brock Holes and Alderman’s Head Cote, via a mixture of footpaths and quiet country lanes. Lunchtime pub stop at the Mustard Pot in Midhopestones. Postcode S36 4GY Dave Tonkin 07429 040943.

Tuesday, 22nd May - 'Tong......'.  Depart 8.30.


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

Starts 26th May. DB


So far this year Ramblers have checked  85 Rights of Way out of 591 in the DMBC area.

Despite the bad weather our Maintenance teams have had 3 sessions carrying out improvements and repairs on various parts of the footpath network.

Walk Reports

Thursday, 17th May - Walkering Round a Bit.

Dean greeted 15 of us (10 regulars and 5 guests/newbies) at Walkeringham for our 10:30 start. We walked through this lovely North Notts village before making our way to the towpath of the Chesterfield Canal. The sun was shining and the canal framed by cow parsley and hawthorn blossom on one side and weeping willows on the other – an idyllic setting. It wasn’t long before Rob was educating us on the history of this fascinating area (if you think you’ve missed out you can join Rob on his festival walk on Sunday 27th May). We skirted around the village of Misterton and onto the banks of the River Idle for about a mile before it joined the River Trent via the impressive West Stockwith sluice gate. Lunch was taken at The White Hart in West Stockwith where many of us enjoyed their home brewed ales. After lunch we had the Trent for company as we walked a few miles alongside it and back to our cars. Thank you to Dean for organising and leading this waterside wander and to Rob for backmarking with benefits. LW

Tuesday 15th May - Dales and Rakes
A day to savour - blue skies, warm sunshine and a gentle breeze welcomed 17 regulars and 2 guests as we met in the lovely village of Litton for this longer-than-usual 14 mile stretch in limestone country. Dappled sunlight filtered through the lush trees on our way down through Tideswell Dale to meet the River Wye in Millers Dale. A coffee stop by limestone cliffs and a pool provided a great view of the local fauna (wagtails, coots, orange-tips, damsel flies and mayflies) and preceded a change in direction. We headed up Cressbrook Dale, accompanied by birdsong, burbling streams, the heady aroma of wild garlic and swathes of bluebells. This was the first of several climbs on our journey up and over Stanley Moor and up Silly Dale to our lunch stop in Great Hucklow, having achieved around 8 miles so far. The afternoon took on a different theme and landscape as we headed west and walked through the remains of industrial buildings and excavations that brought prosperity to the area in the years of lead mining. We all left knowing what a "rake" is! Soon, the four distinct pinacles of Tideswell Church became visible in the distance and our arrival in the village was celebrated with ice creams. It was a short, 20 minute plod back up to Litton and our cars. This was a wonderful day out in the White Peak and the walk was well organised and considerately led by Brian, with Bob as backmarker. DB

Local weather

Monday, May 21, 2018